• Song of Solomon ~ Significant Statements

    Call it the Song of Solomon, Song of Songs, or Canticles its history has been fraught with controversy. Due to its explicit sexuality some thought it inappropriate for inclusion in Holt Writ. In answer to these protests Rabbi Akib declared . . .

    God forbid that it should be otherwise! No one in Israel ever disputed that the Song of Songs defiles the hands [is canonical]. For all the world is not worthy as the day on which the Song of Songs was given to Israel, for all the Writings [the last third of the Hebrew canon] are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies!" ~ Rabbi Akiba (Mishnah Yadayim 3:5).

    So, is it a sexual or a spiritual book? Does it speak of God and Israel or God and His Church/Bride? Of course in each case it is both. In fact, marital lovemaking is so holy the mere fact that it addresses this topic immediately makes the book spiritual, simply because it is so sexual.


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