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Concordia Commentary: Song of Songs



This commentary interprets the Song with reference to the holy estate of human marriage and the great mystery of Christ’s union with his betrothed bride, the Church. Solomon’s most beautiful poem contains a profound message of divine love, eschatological yearning, consummation, and eternal delights, with rich applications for the life of the Church and all Christians. A major portion of this commentary is devoted to hermeneutics and the development of a method of Old Testament interpretation that is Christological, ecclesiological, sacramental, and eschatological. This work also incorporates insights from early church fathers and the few Orthodox Lutheran theologians from previous centuries who have expounded the Song so as to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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  • Bibliographical references and index
  • Preface by the author
  • A theological exposition of sacred Scripture
  • Title: Concordia Commentary: Song of Songs
  • Author: Christopher W. Mitchell
  • Publisher: Concordia
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 1,344

Christopher W. Mitchell serves at Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis, Missouri, as editor of the Concordia Commentary series. He studied at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (BS, MA, PhD in Hebrew and Semitic studies) and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri (MDiv).


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  1. Marco Ceccarelli
    The large number of pages is already an indication that there is a mine of information in the book; and this is certainly appreciable. It is yet a pity that the writer's interpretative approach is a bit "fundamentalist" in the sense that he limits himself to making a reading (mainly) on the basis of the Christ-Church allegory, when instead one should at least start from the Old Testament context of the history of salvation and of the covenant relationship between God and israel. Not to mention that the commentator considers Solomon as the author of the canticle, which overlooks the fact that the text clearly alludes to the condition of the exile