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The Song of Songs: An Exposition of the Song of Solomon
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The Song of Songs: An Exposition of the Song of Solomon


WM. S. Rentoul 1869

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In part one of his work on the Song of Songs, A. Moody Stuart argues in favor of Solomon’s authorship and in favor of its allegorical nature. In part two, Stuart provides a verse-by-verse exposition of the English translation, followed by over 100 pages of notes on the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin texts.

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Key Features

  • Includes a literal translation of the original Greek and Latin texts
  • Examines not only the question of authorship, but the author himself and the character which he possesses
  • Offers a thorough dissection of the parts of the text, and how they fit together historically


  • Part I: Character and Structure of the Song
    • Character of the Song of Songs
    • Solomon’s Fitness for the Work
    • The Song in Its Unity and in Its Several Canticles
    • Received References in the Song Presenting a Definite Historic Outline
    • Summary of the Song
    • Historical Illustration
    • The Song Compared with Texts from the Gospels and Acts in Parallel Pages
  • Part II: Practical Exposition of the Song
    • The Anointed King
    • The Bride’s Portrait of Herself
    • The Shepherd Whom the Soul Loveth
    • Chapter 1:7–8
    • Chapter 1:9–11
    • Chapter 1:12–14
    • Chapter 1:15–17
    • Chapter 2:1–3
    • The Banquet-Hall
    • Chapter 2:8–9
    • Chapter 2:10–13
    • Chapter 2:14–15
    • The Night before Daybreak
    • The Bridal Procession
    • Portrait of the Bride by the King
    • The Bridal Evening
    • The Night after Sunset
    • The Beauty of the Beloved
    • The Bridegroom’s Brief Return
    • Chapter 6:11–13
    • Portrait of the Prince’s Daughter by the Daughters of Jerusalem
    • The Betrothing of Jerusalem’s Daughters
    • Chapter 7:11–13; 8:1–4
    • Divine Love
    • The Closing Song

Praise for the Print Edition

This is a delightful book, full of the marrow of divine truth and abounding in the suggestions of a ripe Christian experience.

The Princeton Review

We are right glad to find a man of the spirit, principles, and talents of Mr. Moody Stuart embarking in an exposition of this remarkable portion of Scripture.

The Christian Witness and Church Members Magazine

An ingenious and devout work.

Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle

Product Details

  • Title: The Song of Songs: An Exposition of the Song of Solomon
  • Author: A. Moody Stuart
  • Publisher: WM. S. Rentoul
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 527

About Alexander Moody Stuart

Alexander Moody Stuart (1809–1898) received his doctorate of divinity from the University of Edinburgh and ministered at St. Luke’s Free Church, part of the Free Church of Scotland.