Song of Songs: NSFW

Well, I said we were going to start talking about wisdom literature, but it turns out that’s not quite right.  It would have been more accurate to say we are going to talk about the Solomonic corpus, books that are attributed to Solomon.  Of course, it is likely that little to none of these books was actually written by Solomon, …

The Listening Heart

There’s always a sequel.  Last week, we brought the story of David to a close, but this week we see his son, Solomon, take the throne.  We’ll spend a couple of weeks with Solomon and then move into some wisdom literature.  So maybe it’s more a coda than a sequel. You may recall that Solomon chose wisdom from God and …

Absalom, Absalom! The Original

I wish I were a more literary person.  To my regret and my enduring hope for the future, I have not read the classics, the great works of Shakespeare, or much of the great literature of the 20th century.  I suspect that if I did I could make all kinds of comparisons with the stories of David.  It is an …