9 Best Song of Solomon Commentaries You Must Read First
June 8, 2017

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1) Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

 

 

Top Song of Solomon Commentaries // #1

Richard Hess begins the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series with volume 1: Song of Songs. The seven volume Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms is unique in that it combines poetry and Wisdom literature. It provides students and pastors with a careful reading of the text and its theological implications. Features include: the message of the biblical book at hand, attention to poetic structure and literary devices, author’s translation of the Hebrew text, canonical insights, textual notes and much more.

 

2) Song of Solomon

 

The Song of Solomon: An Invitation to Intimacy
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Song of Solomon

 

3) The Song of Solomon

 

The Song of Solomon
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Top Song of Solomon Commentaries // #3

George Burrowes classic commentary on The Song of Solomon (previously published by Geneva Commentaries) has been revamped by Sovereign Grace Publishers Inc. with a foreward by Martyn Lloyd-Jones.  Still one of the best commentaries out there on The Song of Solomon, the translation of the text which the author has provided is excellent and it clarifies a number of difficult points.

 

4) Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (The NIV Application Commentary Ecclesiastes)

 

 

Top Song of Solomon Commentaries // #4

Andrew E. Hill, PhD – a Marshall Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College – shares thoughtful perspectives on Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs that show ageless truths for our modern lives in this NIV Application Commentary. NIV Application Commentaries have three sections in each chapter: a textual analysis, a section bridging the ancient to the modern, and then modern applications. This top commentary is a must have for anyone who seriously wants to apply the Word of God to modern application

 

5) Song of Songs (New International Commentary on the Old Testament)

 

 

Top Song of Solomon Commentaries // #5

Tremper Longman III presents the Book of Job for The New International Commentary on the Old Testament in a learned, yet accessible fashion. One of the strong points of this commentary is how Longman (Robert H. Gundry Professor ofBiblical Studies and chair of the Religious Studies Department at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California) explains matters in a way that is quite accessible to the layperson.

This series serves as an authoritative guide bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the world of ancient Israel. Each commentary opens with an introduction to the biblical book, looking especially at questions of its background, authorship, date, purpose, structure, and theology. A select bibliography also points readers to resources for their own study. Each volume aims to help the reader hear God’s word as clearly as possible. unpacks for modern people what this ancient love poem says about the male-female relationship — and, by analogy, about God’s love for his people.

 

6) Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms)

 

Top Song of Solomon Commentaries // #6

Richard Hess offers this wonderful addition on Song of Songs to the Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms series. The seven volume Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms is unique in that it combines poetry and Wisdom literature. It provides students and pastors with a careful reading of the text and its theological implications. Features include: the message of the biblical book at hand, attention to poetic structure and literary devices, author’s translation of the Hebrew text, canonical insights, textual notes and much more.

 

7) The Song of Solomon: An Introduction and Commentary (Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries)

 

 

Top Song of Solomon Commentaries // #7

The premier shorter-length commentary series throughout the English-speaking, the Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries presents The Song of Solomon by Dr. Lloyd Carr – professor of biblical and theological studies and chairman of the division of humanities at Gordon College in Massachusetts. The introduction to each Tyndale volume gives a concise but thorough description of the authorship, date and historical background of the biblical book under consideration. Tyndale commentary itself examines the text section by section, drawing out its main themes. Additionally, it comments on individual verses and deals with problems of interpretation. The original, unrevised text of Song of Solomon has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the beautiful new cover design for the series.

 

8) The Message of the Song of Songs (Bible Speaks Today)

 

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Top Song of Solomon Commentaries // #8

Tom Gledhill shows the Song of Songs is a literary, poetic exploration of human love in his refreshing book The Message of the Song of Songs.  This book is part of the Bible Speaks Today commentary series which embraces a three-prong approach to commentaries: expound the biblical text with accuracy, relate it to contemporary life and to readable. Each contributor in this series is both a noted scholar and a working pastor.

9) Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set)

 

Calvins Commentaries (22 Volume Set)
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Top Song of Solomon Commentaries // #9

Calvin’s Commentaries are a 22 volume timeless set of texts by John Calvin. Calvin’s commentaries display a unique combination of exegetical insight, pastoral concern, and theological depth which have inspired generations of Christians. This is a massive and classic collection with over 22,000 pages in total. Features include: advanced searching by passage and topic, passage guides and reports, sermon preparation and more.



 

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