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Song of Songs, or, Sacred Idyls


Song of Songs, or, Sacred Idyls examines the Song of Songs from a literary standpoint. John Mason Good uses examples from other works of antiquity to explain the Hebrew text and its meanings.

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Key Features

  • Presents the Song of Songs as a collection of idylls, as opposed to one continuous poem
  • Offers numerous historical examples that support the claims of author
  • Includes thorough discussion in regard to the bride, a prominent figure of the text

Praise for the Print Edition

To sum up, in a few words, the work before us: the arrangement is new and ingenious; the translation faithful and elegant; the poetical version is, for the most part, correct and beautiful; the notes are full of profound learning and good taste. It is a work which every scholar will peruse with pleasure; from which the divine may reap improvement.

The Annual Review

Product Details

  • Title: Song of Songs, or, Sacred Idyls
  • Author: John Mason Good
  • Publisher: G. Kearsley
  • Publication Date: 1803
  • Pages: 210

About John Mason Good

John Mason Good (1764–1827) received his MD from Marischal College, University of Aberdeen, and was a practicing surgeon as well as a writer. He was versed in Hebrew, Persian, and Arabic, and wrote extensively on medical, classical, and theological matters.