FW: Song of songs commentaries
Ben and Jo Crick
ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Sat Nov 23 17:56:23 EST 2002
On Sat 23 Nov 2002 (13:42:42 +1100), peter_r_kirk at hotmail.com wrote:
> What good commentaries are there on the Song of songs? What are your
> favorites? I would be very interested in a small description of them,
> especially on the following questions:
> 1) Bibliographical data (name, author, publication year)
> 2) What is the approach of the commentary (literal, allegory, typology,
> other (what))?
> 3) What is the basic theological outlook, if clearly present (Jewish,
> Catholic, Protestant; conservative, liberal; etc)?
> 4) What is the basic approach to the book (two lovers, triangle)?
My two favourites are:
1. Dr J Hudson Taylor MRCS, /Union and Communion/, Article in /China's
Millions/, journal of the China Inland Mission, London, 1914. Reprinted many
times by The Religious Tract Society. Paperback, 84pp.
2. Unashamedly allegorical.
3. Protestant, conservative.
4. Two lovers, Christ and his Bride, the Church.
Dr J Hudson Taylor was the founder of the China Inland Mission (now known as
Overseas Missionary Fellowship).
1. Prof George Burrowes DD, /The Song of Solomon/, Philadelphia PA, 1853.
Reprinted by The Banner of Truth Trust, London, 1958. Hardback, 453pp.
2. Allegorical and devotional.
3. Presbyterian, conservative.
4. Spouse and Beloved (Church and Jesus)
The Revd Professor George Burrowes DD was the first Professor of Hebrew and
Greek at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary, San Francisco, from 1872 until
Revd Ben Crick BA CF, and Mrs Joanna (Goodwin) Crick
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