Thursday, March 19, 2015

Song of Solomon, Day 4 Readings

Perfect in His Eyes  

Today's reading continues the poetic conversation between a man and a woman who are attracted to each other.  The woman ends her reverie and confirms her commitment to the relationship.  The man then speaks, ecstatically, of how perfect the woman is, truly "one of a kind."

Note: The Hebrew text does not identify the speakers, but some Biblical translations suggest speakers in the Song of Solomon.  The Common English Bible (CEB) translation presents Song of Solomon as a dialogue between a man and a woman, with occasional group comments, and it identifies the speakers.  The New International Version (NIV) believes that the man and woman are more frequently interrupted by group comments, and it identifies all of the speakers.  The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) does not identify the speakers.

Read Song of Solomon 6:1-13  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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