Song of Songs

Bible Studies, Messages, Papers

The Song of Songs imagines a locked garden, which transports our imagination from the specific geography of the Land of Israel back to the Garden of Eden.  Perhaps this waterfall at Urederra, Spain, can serve as an image.  Photo credit:  Creative Commons Zero.


bible studies and messages from the anastasis center: song of songs

Below are small group leader notes, sermons, and exegetical notes on the Song of Songs.

We make the best of modern biblical scholarship, along with early Christian exegesis, relevant and practical.

Messages on the Song of Songs: A Play in Five Acts

Song 1:1 - 2:7 Act One:  The Laws of Attraction (and ppts)

Song 2:8 - 3:5 Act Two:  Really Getting to Know Each Other...I Mean Really (and ppts)

Song 3:6 - 5:1 Act Three:  The Glory of Sex (and Marriage) (and ppts)

Song 5:2 - 8:4 Act Four:  A Scene from Married Life, and What Single People Need to Know About Marriage (and ppts)

Song 8:5 - 14 Act Five:  A Married Reflection on Young Romance (and ppts)

Song 1:1 - 8:14 The Role of Friends (TBD)

Additional Materials on Dating, Sex, Love, and Marriage

Friendship for a Healthy Culture of Dating (and video) on Ephesians 4:25 - 32 (Rescued Church Boston, Jul 19, 2015)

An Open Letter to a Friend on Dating Non-Christians

An Email to Housemates on Boyfriends or Girlfriends Sleeping Over

Notes and Essays on the Song of Songs

From Garden to Exile: A Thematic and Canonical Analysis of the Old Testament

The Heir of David: A Thematic and Canonical Analysis of the Writings 

bible studies and messages from the anastasis center