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  1. Song of Songs, Song of Solomon, Canticle of Canticles, Canticles(noun)

    an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later

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  1. Song of Solomon(ProperNoun)

    The twenty-second book of the Old Testament and the Bible, also known as the Canticle of Canticles and the Song of Songs.

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  1. The Song of Solomon

    The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon or Canticles, is a book of the Bible, accepted as holy scripture by Jews and Christians. Since the earliest recorded sources it has been considered a book of the Old Testament by Christians; and since the 8th century AD it has been considered one of the megillot of the Ketuvim. Scripturally, the Song of Songs is unique in that it makes no reference to "Law" or "Covenant". Nor does it refer to Yahweh, the God of Israel. And it does not explore "wisdom" in the manner of Proverbs or Ecclesiastes. Instead, it celebrates sexual love. It gives "the voices of two lovers, praising each other, yearning for each other, proffering invitations to enjoy". The two voices are in harmony, each desiring the other and rejoicing in sexual intimacy; the women of Jerusalem form a chorus to the lovers, functioning as an audience whose participation in the lovers' erotic encounters facilitates the participation of the reader.

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