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« on: June 19, 2003, 06:46:21 AM »

Dear loving members,

Last week I was with one of the Hindu Religious
leader. He was Miss interpreter the The Song of
Solomon. The guy really think about that this chapter
is totally dealing with other than Christian religious
matter. For my knowledge and my studies I am
revealing and my Christian religious leaders teached
me in a way that;

the title The Song of songs meaning The best of songs
is the literal translation of the Hebrew Shir Hash-shirim
and the Greek asma asmaton. The term canticanticles
comes from the Latin Canticanus canticorum. The
addition asher li-Shelomoth translated which is to
Solomon is the basis for the title commonly used in
English The Song of Solomon. After the opening verse
Solomon is mentioned five more times in the text.

Traditionally the Christian church has recognized Solomon as author. The Hebrew title above is the normal way of expressing authorship in Hebrew Literature. The use of she as the relative pronoun and of Aramaisms does not militate against Solomonic Authorship since these occurred in earlier literature.
The two Greek words in the text could have come to Solomon through trade contacts with India. The numerous references to natural history and geography
fit into the context of the solomonic period.

The three main theories of interpretation are the allegorical, the literal, and the typical. In the allegorical approach history is of little importance, Solomon is identified with God, and the shulamite with Israel. In the literal perspective the experience of Solomon is the
basis of this poem which is primarily a secular love song without spiritual value. The typical interpretation
takes the poem as reflecting Solomons actual experience and expressing warm emotions of human
love. In the old testament context it typifies God's love for Israel. In the New Testament this is paralleled by Jesus and the church. For the scriptural context of
solomon as a type of Christ see II Samuel 7:12-17, psalm 72, and Mathew 12:42.

Please note that this is my knowledge and anymistake arise in this regards, please let me know.

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Thomas Daniel (Reji)
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2009, 10:15:22 PM »

I just noticed this thread being referred to at the bottom of a different thread and thought i'd revive it to bring everyone's attention to a recently published work by His Holiness Pope Shenouda on the Song of Songs: Have You Seen the One I Love?
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