Song Of Songs


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This original commentary foregrounds at every turn the poetic genius of the Song of Songs, one of the most elusive texts of the Hebrew Bible. J. Cheryl Exum locates that genius in the way the Song not only tells but shows its readers that love is strong as death, thereby immortalizing love, as well as in the way the poet explores the nature of love by a mature sensitivity to how being in love is different for the woman and the man. Many long-standing conundrums in the interpretation of the book are offered persuasive solutions in Exum's verse by verse exegesis. The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.

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Author by J. Cheryl Exum
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0664221904

Song Of Lawino


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Author by Okot p'Bitek
Genre eBook African poetry
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ISBN Number 9966468455

Song Of Lawino Song Of Ocol


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During his lifetime, Okot pBitek was concerned that African nations, including his native Uganda, be built on African and not European foundations. Traditional African songs became a regular feature in his work, including this pair of poems, originally written in Acholi and translated into English. Lawinos wordsin the first poemare not fancy, but their creative patterns convey compelling images that reveal her dismay over encroaching Western traditions and her Westernized husbands behavior. Ocols poem underlines Lawinos points and confirms her view of him as a demeaning and arrogant person whose political energies and obsession with wasting time are destructive to his family and his community. The gripping poems of Lawino and Ocol capture two opposing approaches to the cultural future of Africa at the time and paint a picture that belongs in every modern readers cognitive gallery.

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Author by Okot p'Bitek
Genre eBook Poetry
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ISBN Number 9781478609940

Proverbs Ecclesiastes Song Of Solomon


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Editor J. Robert Wright presents commentary on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, showcasing response by the early church fathers to what they judged to be the finest wisdom about the deeper issues of life prior to the time of God's taking human form in Jesus Christ.

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Author by J. Robert Wright
Genre eBook Religion
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ISBN Number 0830814795

Song Of Solomon


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New York Times Bestseller Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. "You can't go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they're transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them."--Barack Obama

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Author by Toni Morrison
Genre eBook Fiction
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ISBN Number 0307388123

Walt Whitman S Song Of Myself


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An intelligent introduction to this famous poem, including contextual information, an overview of critical reception and critical extracts, key passages with commentary and annotation, and the poem in its full 'final' 1881 edition.

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Author by Walt Whitman
Genre eBook Poetry
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ISBN Number 0415275431

Just Five Children S Song Collection Unison Pentatonic Songs


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A collection of songs based on the five-tone pentatonic scale. The natural chants and games of children and folk songs of all cultures show a sound and natural basis for developing music literacy. 76 pages of wonderful, familiar childhood songs to use as supplementary materials for teachers using the pentatonic approach.

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Author by Robert Kersey
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 0769253539

The Song Of Songs


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The Song of Songs, traditionally attributed to Solomon, is a collection of lyrics that celebrate in earthly terms the love of a bridegroom and a bride. Throughout the course of early Christian history, the Song of Songs was widely read as an allegory of the love of Christ both for the church and for its individual members. In reading the Song this way, Christians were following in the steps of Jewish exegetes who saw the Song as celebrating the love of God for Israel. In The Song of Songs, the inaugural volume of The Church's Bible, Richard A. Norris Jr. uses commentaries and sermons from the church's first millennium to illustrate the original Christian understanding of Solomon's beautiful poem. In recent times, the Song of Songs has been more a focus of literary than of religious interest, but Norris's work shows that for early Christians, this text was counted, with the Psalms and the Gospels, among those Scriptures that touched most deeply on the believer's relation to God. All in all, Norris's Song of Songs is a masterful work that aptly acquaints contemporary readers with the church's traditional way of discerning in this text a guide to the character of Christian belief and life. This volume -- and the entire Church's Bible series -- will be welcomed by preachers, teachers, students, and general readers alike.

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Author by Richard Alfred Norris
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ISBN Number 0802825796

Song Finder


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Indexes song titles, compiled from the collections of the State Library of Louisiana, including cross-references and OCLC numbers for each collection

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Author by Gary Lynn Ferguson
Genre eBook Music
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ISBN Number 0313294704

The Schubert Song Companion


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Provides background information on the text and translation for all of Schubert's songs. "A bible for the serious Schubertian."--Back cover.

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Author by John Reed
Genre eBook Music
Read Book 510
ISBN Number 1901341003