Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon

noun
a novel (1977) by Toni Morrison.
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Song of Solomon, The

noun
a book of the Bible. Abbreviation: Sol.
Also called, New American Bible, Song of Songs.
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Song of Solomon
 
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the Song of Solomon the Song of Songs, Also known as: the Canticle of Canticles a book of the Old Testament consisting of a collection of dramatic love poems traditionally ascribed to Solomon

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A collection of poems or fragments about sexual love and courtship, attributed to Solomon. In Christianity, these poems have been interpreted as allegories of God's love for Israel, the love of Jesus for his people, and so on.

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called also, after the Vulgate, the "Canticles." It is the "song of songs" (1:1), as being the finest and most precious of its kind; the noblest song, "das Hohelied," as Luther calls it. The Solomonic authorship of this book has been called in question, but evidences, both internal and external, fairly establish the traditional view that it is the product of Solomon's pen. It is an allegorical poem setting forth the mutual love of Christ and the Church, under the emblem of the bridegroom and the bride. (Compare Matt. 9:15; John 3:29; Eph. 5:23, 27, 29; Rev. 19:7-9; 21:2, 9; 22:17. Compare also Ps. 45; Isa. 54:4-6; 62:4, 5; Jer. 2:2; 3:1, 20; Ezek. 16; Hos. 2:16, 19, 20.)

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song of solomon

an Old Testament book that belongs to the third section of the biblical canon, known as the Ketuvim, or "Writings." In the Hebrew Bible the Song of Solomon stands with Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther and with them makes up the Megillot, five scrolls that are read on various religious festivals of the Jewish year. This book is the festal scroll for Pesah (Passover), which celebrates the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt. The book in its present form postdates the Babylonian Exile (5th century BC onward), but the poems that it preserves date from about the 10th century BC, the period of the Davidic monarchy.

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