Song of Songs
The author of the Book of Kings tells us that David’s son, Solomon composed more than a thousand poems. (I Kings 4:32) The Old Testament book known as the “Song of Songs” contains a collection of love poems attributed to King Solomon. Some are written from the perspective of a woman — others from that of a man. All are extremely passionate.
Please join us on Wednesday mornings as we read and discuss these remarkable poems from the Hebrew Scriptures. Our group meets from 10:30 to noon in the library.
November 14 Session One Song of Songs 1:1-17
Tell me where you are tending your flocks, where you let them rest at noontime.
Why should I be the one left out, outside the orbit of your tender care?
November 21 Session Two Song of Songs 3:1-11
Come and look, sisters in Jerusalem, oh, sisters don’t miss this!
My King Lover, dressed and garlanded for his wedding his heart full, bursting with joy!
November 28 Session Three Song of Songs 4:1-16
You’ve captured my heart, dear friend.
You looked at me, and I fell in love.
You looked my way and I was hopelessly in love!
December 5 Session Four Song of Songs 5:1-16
I beg you sister in Jerusalem — if you find my lover,
Please tell him I want him, that I’m heartsick with love for him.
December 12 Session Five Song of Songs 7:1-13
The feeling I get when I see the high mountain ranges, stirrings of desire, longings for the heights—remind me of you, I’m spoiled for anyone else!