Item description for The Song of Songs: A Theological Exposition of Sacred Scripture (Concordia Commentary) by Christopher Wright Mitchell...
Overview The Songs' divine love, eschatological yearning, and delightful consummation are fulfilled in Christian marriage and Christ's union with His Bride, the Church.
Publishers Description Explore a theological exposition of sacred Scripture. The Concordia Commentary series enables pastors and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight and clarity. Interpreting the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments through the person and work of Jesus Christ, each commentary affirms the inspiration and authority of Scripture, offering a literal translation, textual notes, and theological exposition. Two new commentaries are available. This commentary interprets the Song with reference to the holy estate of human marriage and also the great mystery of Christ's union with His betrothed bride, the church. Solomon's most beautiful poem contains a profound message of divine love, eschatological yearning, consummation, and eternal delights, with rich applications for the life of the church and all Christians. A distinctive feature of this commentary is the insistence that the divine love celebrated in the Song has its source in the incarnation, unblemished life, vicarious suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. He is not one source of divine love among many; he is the fount, and all other sources portrayed in Scripture ultimately well up from Him.
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Studio: Concordia Publishing House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.72" Width: 7.9" Height: 2.58" Weight: 5.45 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2003
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
Series Concordia Commentary
ISBN 0570062896 ISBN13 9780570062899
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Thorough Christological Exegesis Throughout! Nov 5, 2003
This is just a superb addition to the growing Commentary Series from CPH. Being the first OT commentary, the excitement for this reviewer is to explore an OT book which admittedly so has not been given much attention by me to this point.
This shall all change though with this commentary's appearance to guide me on this exciting journey.
Mitchell is a competent and thorough exegete, and provides not only an unbelievable complete historical overview of The Song's interpretative past, but further adds his own researched and careful analysis verse by verse. As with the other series' commentaries, it begins with his own interpretation, followed by extensive textual notes, and then commentary.
What impresses one is not only the length and depth of this massive work, but the richness therein contained on such exciting and vital topics to the Body of Christ as marriage, and its major thrust as the very relationship between Christ and His Bride, the holy catholic church. This becomes Mitchell's major task and theme, and this reviewer is excited to begin the journey and discover its incarantional and sacramental treasures.
Certainly this volume has the potential to become a major resource for this neglected but vital Scriptural book.