Genesis and Song of Songs

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    I am indexing a book, 'He Began With Moses ......' that will be published by Inter-Varsity Press and ran across the following comparison of Genesis and the Song of Songs. This is from a chapter, Preaching the Song of Solomon, by Grenville J. R. Kent

    I am curious of your thoughts on this.


     
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    It does not surprise me you would post something like this.
     
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    What do you not like about the comparison? I did not say that I agreed or disagreed. I have never seen or thought of a comparison of Adam and Eve with the man and women in the Song of Songs. It is an idea that I will think over for some time before coming to a decision.

    But I would like rational responses. Can you manage one?

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    Who are the lovers?
     
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    I've never heard this comparison before, IMHO it is a bit strained

    ...however while reading John Sailhamer's new book, The Meaning of the Pentateuch, a quote from Ernst Hengstenberg notes that there is "a great deal of interdependence among the biblical writers. The prophets relied heavily on the Pentateuch and on each other's "comments" (e.g, 1 Sam 2:10) and "glosses" on the Pentateuch." (p14). [I highly recommend this book!]

    It wouldn't be unusual to find some connections.

    Rob
     
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