The thesis shows that the Song of Songs can be read as a circular sequence of sub-poems, that follow logically from one another if they are understood as contributing to two main points, made in a woman’s voice. The woman urges men to take romantic initiative to be committed exclusively and for life, and urges women three times to wait until they are approached by such men. If this reading is the best explanation of the text of the Song, then the Song is a unified work centered on a woman singing about human romantic love from a woman’s perspective.
Gender in Solomon’s Song of Songs
Discourse Analytical Abduction to a Gynocentric Hypothesis
By:Alastair Ian Haines
Publisher:Wipf and Stock
Dimensions:152mm x 229mm