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A Commentary on the Song of Solomon


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This volume began as a series of notes for use with his congregation, George Burrowes has collated and fleshed out the notes to form a comprehensive, verse-by-verse commentary on the Song of Songs. Before the summary and exposition, Burrowes provides an in-depth introduction defending the canonicity of the book and the allegorical nature of the Song of Songs.

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Key Features

  • Commands the attention of the reader with insightful and intelligent commentary
  • Includes an extensive introduction that sets the foundation for understanding the commentary to follow
  • Urges the reader to utilize this book to achieve a previously unknown closeness with God


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Summary of the Song
  • Translation
  • Analysis of the Song
  • Commentary on the Song

Praise for the Print Edition

We like the fearlessness of his criticism. A poetic heart has enabled him often, we think, to catch the true spirit of the exquisite original. In fine, we do not know any book in English that gives so correct a view of this precious part of Scripture.

The Presbyterian Quarterly Review

The excellent work of Dr. Burrowes is specially fitted to remove prejudices of men of taste against the Song of Solomon, as the medium of spiritual communion between the soul and Christ. We welcome it as a welcome contribution to us from our transatlantic brethren.

—Moody Stuart

Product Details

  • Title: A Commentary on the Song of Solomon
  • Author: George Burrowes
  • Publisher: William S. Martien
  • Publication Date: 1853
  • Pages: 527

George Burrowes was born in Trenton, New Jersey. Burrowes was a professor of Latin and Greek languages, a professor of biblical instruction, and a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament Literature at San Francisco Theological Seminary.


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