Arthur G. Clarke


Enjoying the Song of Songs

Pages: 144
Size: 6" x 9"
ISBN #: 978-1-59387-179-6
Format: Softcover

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This provocative commentary will prove a valuable addition to the literature available on the Song of Solomon [Songs]. Mr. Clarke has given us a work of superior helpfulness and excellence.

At first this book may prove a bit unsettling to those who interpret the Songs exclusively as a love song between Christ and the church. But after serious study, many will agree that Mr. Clarke provides an interpretation that is scripturally sound and satisfying. As basic Bible interpretation, we do not look for the church in the Old Testament. Thus as Mr. Clarke shows, the interpretation of the Songs relates primarily with Israel.

In this detailed study, the following order is observed:

    1. Historical review of each of the fourteen paragraphs.
    2. Verse notes elucidating the text.
    3. Prophetic aspect as applying to Israel’s remnant.
    4. Devotional application in relation to the Christian and the church of God.


For over sixty years, William MacDonald addressed the key issues of Christianity in clear and simple terms. Leaving a promising business career to serve the Lord Jesus, he traveled worldwide, proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. His more than eighty works are characterized by an economy of words that only comes by a major time investment in God’s Word. Although William MacDonald went to be with the Lord in 2008, his writing ministry continues to instruct and teach thousands of people today. For information regarding the books in this series, click on these links:  Enjoying the Psalms Enjoying the ProverbsEnjoying the Minor ProphetsEnjoying the Song of Songs,  and  Enjoying the Book of Acts .

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Booklets by William MacDonald:  Armageddon Soon?Fundamental, Important, and Non-Essential IssuesGod's Answers to Man's QuestionsThe Grace of GodGrasping for ShadowsSeek Ye FirstThat's a Good QuestionThere's a Way Back to GodThink of Your FutureTo What Should We be Loyal ?True Brokenness



List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1 – The Song of Songs—A Paraphrase
Chapter 2 – Analytical Outline
Chapter 3 – Authorship and Date
Chapter 4 – Canonicity
Chapter 5 – Literary Form
Chapter 6 – Story in Outline
Chapter 7 – Interpretation
Chapter 8 – General
Chapter 9 – Literal and Didactical
Chapter 10 – Allegorical and Typical
Chapter 11 – Devotional and Experimental
Chapter 12 – Interpretation by Paragraphs
Paragraph 1—chapter 1:1-8
Paragraph 2—chapter 1:9-11
Paragraph 3—chapters 1:12–2:7
Paragraph 4—chapter 2:8-17
Paragraph 5—chapter 3:1-5
Paragraph 6—chapter 3:6-11
Paragraph 7—chapter 4:1-7
Paragraph 8—chapters 4:8–5:1
Paragraph 9—chapter 5:2-8
Paragraph 10—chapters 5:9–6:3
Paragraph 11—chapter 6:4-13
Paragraph 12—chapter 7:1-10
Paragraph 13—chapters 7:11–8:4
Paragraph 14—chapter 8:5-14
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