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The Song of Songs: Codes of Love
Good, Edwin

Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2015 pp. x + 160. $20.00


Description: In this mature work of scholarship, Edwin Good brings his capable talents to translating, interpreting, and commenting on the rich work of the Song of Songs. Known as one of the earliest biblical exegetes to have opened the door to sophisticated literary criticism, he brings this decades-long praxis to opening the great poem's depth. The volume is concluded by an Afterword by Anita Sullivan, the author's wife, who is a poet and translator. Her reflections on the Song's character and importance as poetry provide another dimension to the discussion.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Song of Songs, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Poetics

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Review by Philip D. Stern
Published 10/25/2018
Citation: Philip D. Stern, review of Edwin Good, The Song of Songs: Codes of Love, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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