Michael D. Goulder argues for a literal reading of the Song of Solomon in this critical interpretation. He presents a new translation of the text and sees it as a narrative written by one author—outlining the courtship, marriage, and consummation of a king and his bride. The Song of Fourteen Songs seeks the original intent of the text and uses a literary and contextual approach. Goulder outlines the various sections and offers a commentary throughout, ending with an overall discussion on the date of the writing, love and sex, and Hebrew culture.
- Critical interpretations of the Song of Solomon
- Ideal for students and professors
- Includes helpful notes and cross-references for further study
- Includes notes, a bibliography, and an index of references
- Title: The Song of Fourteen Songs
- Author: Michael D. Goulder
- Publisher: JSOT Press
- Publication Date: 1986
- Pages: 104
About Michael D. Goulder
Michael D. Goulder, formerly Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Birmingham, is the author of many books—including St. Paul versus St. Peter: A Tale of Two Missions.