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  Song of Solomon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Song of Solomon is also the title of a novel by Toni Morrison.
The name of the book comes from the first verse, "The Song of songs, which is of (or for) Solomon." Some believe the title "song of songs" attests to the greatness of the book.
For the whole world is not worth the day on which the Song of Songs was given to Israel, for all the Writings are holy and the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Song_of_Solomon   (614 words)

 Song - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The words of songs are typically of a poetic, rhyming nature, although they may be religious verses or free prose.
Art songs are songs created for performance in their own right, or for the purposes of a European upper class, usually with piano accompaniment, although they can also have other types of accompaniment such as an orchestra or string quartet, and are always notated.
The German word for song, "Lied" (plural: "Lieder"), is used in French and English-speaking communities to refer to the serious art song, whereas in German-speaking communities the word "Kunstlied" (plural: "Kunstlieder") is used to distinguish art song from folk song ("Volkslied").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Song   (1065 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - SONG OF SONGS, THE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The oldest known interpretation of the Song (induced by the demand for an ethical and religious element in its content) is allegorical: the Midrash and the Targum represent it as depicting the relations between God and Israel.
The Song is now taken, almost universally, to be the celebration of a marriage, there being, in fact, no hint of allegory in the text.
The date of the Song is indicated by its literary form: the idyl is foreign to the Hebrew genius, and points to the time when the Jews imitated Greek models (Theocritus and Bion).
jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=968&letter=S   (1002 words)

 Song of Solomon, Song of Songs
For the Song's original audience, her reference to the king's numerous female admirers might conjure the image of a harem, and—even before mention is made of Solomon's tapestries—those who were familiar with Solomon's reputation as a great lover might guess that he is the noble king in question.
As the author of the Song pleads the case for her protagonists in the "court of love," she is also pleading for open recognition of the marital partnership of the god and goddess—Yahweh and Asherah—as two aspects of the Source of life.
All quotations of the Song of Songs are from the
www.song-of-songs.net /Marriage.htm   (3367 words)

 SONG OF SONGS in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE (Bible History Online)
It should be borne in mind that the Song of Songs was already esteemed by the Jews as a sacred book, though prior to the Synod of Jamnia there was probably a goodly number of Jewish teachers who did not accept it as canonical.
The latest date for the composition of the Song of Songs, according to critics of the advanced school, is toward the close of the 3rd century BC.
Few interpreters have been found to follow Theodore of Mopsuestia and Lowth in their view that the Song celebrates the marriage of Solomon and an Egyptian princess; and Lowth's notion of a reference to the espousal of a church chosen from among the Gentiles is one of the curiosities of criticism.
www.bible-history.com /isbe/S/SONG+OF+SONGS   (3176 words)

 Song of Songs of Solomon, verse by verse
Song of Songs of Solomon, verse by verse
Psalm 45 is the Song of Songs in miniature.
The words Song of Songs suggest the superlative, as in "most holy" (Ex 29:37) which is literally, 'holy of holies.' As a superlative the title may mean that this is the best of Solomon's 1,005 songs or, more likely, that this is the best of all songs.
biblia.com /jesusbible/song.htm   (1927 words)

 Bird Song Clips
Songs of Bell's vireos are usually delivered in repetitions of song pairs, although not always; sometimes a single song is repeated, or sometimes triplets or even quadruplets are rotated.
Song sharing is extensive within a population, and males often match song types.
Songs 1-4 were all recorded from the same individual, selected to show the variety within a repertoire.
zeeman.ehc.edu /envs/Hopp/song.html   (880 words)

Although the Song's Juliet is full of praise for the "ruler of her heart," his praise for her is more commensurate with the status of a high priestess: an embodiment of the Goddess.
Rasmussen has pointed out that the Song of Songs is really two love stories in one: the story of a man and a woman's love for each other, and the story of their love for the Earth.
A New Traslation of the Song of Solomon
www.song-of-songs.net   (7244 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Canticle of Canticles
In the allegorical interpretation of the song, it makes no essential difference whether the bride is taken as a symbol of the Synagogue, that is, of the congregation of the Old Covenant or of the Church of God of the New Covenant.
In the song the bride is not reproached with sins and guilt but, on the contrary, her good qualities and beauty receive high praise; consequently, the chosen community of God appears here under that form which is according to the Apostle, without spot or blemish (Eph., v, 27).
In Solomon's song the bride, in reality, does not appear as a queen and does not swing a sword; the other traces of similarity are of so general a character that they probably belong to the wedding festivities of many nations.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/03302a.htm   (3766 words)

The Song of Songs appears in the third section: the “writings”, following on from the story of the marriage of Ruth to Boas and, introducing as it were, the wisdom book of Ecclesiastes which like the book of Proverbs is attributed to Solomon.
It is possible that the Song of Songs “The most excellent Song of Solomon” was compiled in Palestine at about the same time as Plato’s Symposium was written in Greece.
But in contrast to Plato’s thoughts on homosexual love, the most excellent Song of Solomon describes the erotic love between one man and one woman within the context of marriage as being the highest and noblest state for a man to be in.
garvary.clogher.anglican.org /song_of_songs.htm   (1228 words)

 The Song of Songs Revealed -- Appendix 2
In the Song of Songs, the skillful interweaving of poetic and musical forms, of verbal and melodic syntaxes and meaning, confirm this.
The Authorship of the Song of Songs and Ecclesiastes
or cinnamon (in Exodus 30:23, Proverbs 7:17 and Song 4:14) is one of the evidences of this.
www.rakkav.com /song/pages/appendix02.htm   (3416 words)

 Megillos - Torah.org
Song of Songs is different from any other book in Tanach (the Bible).
Song of Songs has many levels of meaning, but it's safe to say that the overall theme is of the relationship between G-d and His chosen nation, the Jews.
It is customary to read Song of Songs in the Synagogue on the Shabbos during the intermediate days of Passover.
www.torah.org /learning/basics/primer/torah/megilos1.html#eccles   (1034 words)

 USCCB - NAB - Songs - Introduction
He also represents the Lord speaking to Israel's heart (Song 2:16) and changing her into a new spiritual people, purified by the Babylonian captivity and betrothed anew to her divine Lover "in justice and uprightness, in love and mercy" (Song 2:21).
Although the poem is attributed to Solomon in the traditional title (Song 1:1), the language and style of the work, among other considerations, point to a time after the end of the Babylonian Exile (538 B.C.) as that in which an unknown poet composed this masterpiece.
The use of marriage as a symbol, characteristic of the Song, is found extensively also in the New Testament (Matthew 9:15; 25:1-13; John 3:29; 2 Cor 11:2; Eph 5:23-32; Rev 19:7-9; 21:9-11).
www.nccbuscc.org /nab/bible/songs/intro.htm   (519 words)

 The Song of Songs
The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon and the Canticle of Canticles, has long puzzled readers because its themes seem to have nothing to do with the religious concerns of the rest of the Bible.
Some thought that the Song of Songs voiced Christ's love for his Church; but the eventual Christian consensus was that they concerned God's love for the Virgin Mary.
This section is often cited in the arguments of those who argue against the idea that the Song of Songs consist entirely of marriage hymns.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~brians/love-in-the-arts/songofsongs.html   (2320 words)

 Song of Songs
Sights and Sounds of the Song of Songs Jay Treat presents a sampling of sights and sounds from the Song of Songs.
Clines acknowledges that the Song of Songs will long remain one of those former classics even if society rejects the allocation of books to a classification of classic.
Song of Songs of Solomon: Explanations and Reflections Having Reference to the Interior Life
www.otgateway.com /songs.htm   (326 words)

 The Brides of Solomon - Introduction: Revealing the Secrets of the Song of Solomon to the Christian Patriarch and His ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That the Song of Solomon is in the biblical canon at all is remarkable enough and it is really only through the influence of one Jewish Rabbi that we have it all.
There are many who hold the Song of Songs to be a kabalistic work that is concerned not with outward forms but inward essences, and there is certainly a sense in which this is true; for behind every physical manifestation there is always an invisible spiritual cause.
The Song of Songs, Genesis and the Sepher Yetsira (supposedly originating with the patriarch Abraham) constitute the three main kabbalistic texts.
www.nccg.org /Solomon/solomon1.html   (517 words)

 Song of Songs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"It has been suggested that the Song of Songs was originally the libretto of a small opera, a little Hellenistic drama cast in the manner of the day.
"The likeliest origin for this book [Song of Songs] is a collection of secular love poetry which later readers tired to present as a religious, not an erotic, text.
"Indeed, the famous 'Song of Solomon' itself is a hymn to Astarte, and an invocation of her:..."
www.mystae.com /restricted/streams/thera/songs.html   (365 words)

 Exploring the Song of Songs
The frequent use of garden imagery in Song of Songs functions both as erotic symbolism — especially concerning the woman’s charms — and as a suitable metaphor for the paradise of God.
Karl Barth writes, "The Song of Songs is one long description of the rapture, the unquenchable yearning and the restless willingness and readiness, with which both partners in this covenant hasten towards an encounter" (Church Dogmatics, vol.
But for all Christians, married or single, Song of Songs illustrates the church’s joyous anticipation of the marriage to the Lamb, Jesus Christ (Revelation 19:7-8).
www.wcg.org /lit/bible/poet/songsong.htm   (778 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Song of Songs: A New Translation With an Introduction and Commentary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Its introduction is an accessible, sophisticated, entertaining, and comprehensive orientation to the literary and religious history of the Song of Songs.
Song of Songs has a great deal to teach us; this translation is sure to attract many eager students.
Reading "The Song of Songs" directly out of the Bible and reading the work of Ariel and Chana Block is a complete different experience.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0520213300?v=glance   (2027 words)

 Song of Songs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is also known as the Song of Solomon or as Canticles.
The Aramaic Targum of Song of Songs (in English translation)
Interpreting the Song of Songs: The Paradox of Spiritual and Sensual Love by Carl W. Ernst
ccat.sas.upenn.edu /~jtreat/song   (235 words)

 Song of Songs of Solomon
The Song of Songs of Solomon The 8 Chapters
The Song of Solomon, also called the Song of Songs or the Canticle of Canticles, the most excellent of all the songs, because it is full of high lovely mysteries relating to the happy union of God and his bride, his people...
It is also a song for marriage on earth, a symbol of the church found often in the New Testament, because all real love comes from God (Mat.9:15, 25:1-13; Jn.3:29; 2Cor.11:2; Eph.5:23-32; Rev.19:7-9, 21:9-11).
www.biblia.com /bible/song.htm   (4055 words)

 Song of Songs commentary
Since it is called a song, we could say it was an ancient musical, perhaps not too different from an opera.
No matter who wrote it, the Song of Songs is an important part of the Word of God.
ONG OF The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
www.westarkchurchofchrist.org /library/songofsongs.htm   (6395 words)

 The Song of All Songs - long   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Song of Songs also reminds us that we are not matured yet-we have to continue to give ourselves to the Lord and renew our consecration to the Lord continually so that the Lord can take us on stage by stage.
There are countless songs in the world, and everyone is pursuing one of these songs and composing one of these songs.
The Song of Songs begins with "let him" and continues with "for your." At first the seeker was praying.
www.clevelandonline.org /English/bible/song/sos1lvprt.htm   (5587 words)

 Welcome to the Song of Songs Music Home Page
Song of Songs Music is almost sold out of their copies of Cantor Wayne Siet - Live in Concert.
Song of Songs Music's first release is from Cantor Wayne Siet.
Song of Songs Music founder, Giles Davis, has produced the CD and appears as both a vocalist and instrumentalist.
www.songofsongsmusic.com   (175 words)

 The Power of Kiowa Song   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The very same songs are often sung in the Gourd Dance throughout the rest of the year.
According to Billy Evans Horse, this song was originally sung to honor the death of the buffalo and its sacrifice to the Kiowa people.
Several Round Dance songs have English lyrics, but are usually sung as "songs without words." Singers often sing the English lyrics during the Oklahoma Two-Step, a dance for partners.
www.uapress.arizona.edu /extras/kiowa/kiowasng.htm   (795 words)

 Personalized Songs from Give-a-song.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Just think how they'll react when presented with a personalized song written all about them, and which is a one-of-a-kind, original song.
An incredible amount of work goes into our personalized songs - from the instant you provide your requirements we will be working to write and record the best personalized song possible for you.
Your song will be professionally recorded, mixed and mastered on to CD, and displayed in a handmade presentation box, with FREE delivery worldwide.
www.give-a-song.com   (206 words)

 WWSB -- Song   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Song of Solomon -- Bible - Encarta Concise Encyclopedia
A Love Song and a Hymn -- Ray C. Stedman Reference Library
Latin Vulgate) -- Sights and Sounds of Song of Songs
www.ccel.org /wwsb/Song   (110 words)

 Request-A-Song.com | Songs From The Global Muse
You send us an original song title or idea.
We pick the ones that inspire us most, write new songs based on them, record them, and put them up on the site for download in MP3 format.
Here are our top five most highly user-rated songs (of 132 total).
www.request-a-song.com   (177 words)

 Hindi Movie Songs
Contains songs from the ITRANS Song Book (ISB) version 3.1a released by Anurag Shankar on Feb 3, 1996, and also the forthcoming additions to the ISB (from Rajiv Shridhar's site) released on April 18, 1997.
The ITRANS Song Book is forever dedicated to the memory of the late Venkat K. Gopalakrishnan Without his efforts, there would be no songbook at all.
Please send comments and suggestions to navin.kabra@usa.net The ITRANS Song Book is maintained by Anurag Shankar and a team of volunteers.
www.cs.wisc.edu /~navin/india/songs   (575 words)

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