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Sam Torode author and editor of The Song of Songs A New Version Kindle Edition proposes a reorganization of the Song of Songs His argument is that the version in most modern English language bibles is muddled and influenced by misogynist translators Most commentary was written by Christian clergy who were afraid of and influenced by misogynist translators Most commentary was written by Christian clergy who were afraid of increasing out of touch with the intent and meaning of the original It is his belief that this is not just a series of love poems but passionate ones and definitely the creation of a woman Torode s version presents the song as six beautiful dialogues between a male shepherd and a dark skinned woman They are #deeply in. Ing of the Song in fresh accessible language It # in. Ing of the Song in fresh accessible language It restores the Song's true structure presenting it as a cycle of six poems Above all this version bids us to listen anew to the bold and intimate voice of the Song's author who almost certainly was a woma.

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O back to my own poems I once wrote I shied away because 1 I was often ridiculed in school for them and 2 no one could understand them This is an inspiration and it will also set any bookworm or poetry love or poet on fire over the way a beautiful love poem an ode to someone was taken and twisted because it was deemed dirty This is actually a scholarly study of women s love poetry which preceded the writing and inclusion of the Song of Songs in the Old Testament and then the New Testament It is fascinating stuff Relates to the last 4000 ears of literary and cultural history Don t be put off by scholarly This book is delightful. Iptures OF THE WORLD'S GREAT RELIGIONS UNFORTUNATELY the world's great religions Unfortunately English translations suppressed the Song's sexuality muddled its structure and buried the voice of the original poet under layers of churchly verbosity This new version reveals the full mean. ,
Nice annotation by the author PerspectiveA beautiful perspective on a story long Told I Do Love I do love translation and the points of view for each piece make such a difference in the told I do love the translation and the points of view for each piece make such a difference in the I think I d have rather had it without the commentary at the end as it took my mind away from this beautiful celebration of love I picked this up on Kindle for 99 cents because another book this beautiful celebration of love I picked this up on Kindle for 99 cents because another book Sam Torode looked interesting His version of Song of Songs and introduction argues for a literal reading of the story as love story between shepherd and Shula It s informative it unfortunately wasn t what I thought it was This book has inspired me to The Song of Songs is one of the shortest books of the Bible but it's also the most unusual A love poem that doesn't mention God it was the last book to be accepted into the Old Testament; and its celebration of sexuality is unlike anything else in the scr. The Song of Songs A New Version