Hierarchy and roles that are shown in the text in

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hierarchy and roles that are shown in the text, in that the woman in the scripture is unlike most standard women of that time period. She seems to be empowered in a sense in her interactions with God, making demands of him and such. I have to agree with the author that there is no real evidence that the Song of Songs has a “theological orientation”. There is no clear sign that the Song of Songs was written specifically as a symbolic representation of God and God’s people, or any other interpretation that has similar notions. A lot of what the author brings to light is based on factual and concrete evidence, using the cultural and historical implications of that time to give a full analysis of the Song of Songs. It is very useful and helps in getting a better understanding of the background for the Song and thus formulating a more accurate and relevant interpretation of the text. Source 3: Gault, Brian P. "An Admonition Against "Rousing Love": The Meaning Of The Enigmatic Refrain In Song Of Songs." Bulletin For Biblical Research 20.2 (2010): 161-184. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials. Web. 2 Apr. 2013. This article brings about many popular and common interpretations of the Song of Songs to light and analyzes each different view one by one. Some of these views include the theory that the Song of Songs is trying to state the importance of sex within the “holy confines” of marriage, and the view that it is a glorification of love and passion which can be enjoyed by people. One of the less commonly accepted views was interpreting some of the actions of the characters in the scripture to be symbolic of rejecting artificial arousers, which does not seem to be very relevant to the main idea of the scripture. Another view is the interpretation popularized by Gordis, in which the scripture was interpreted as a “warning not to disturb lovers indulging in their passions”. The author of the article comes to the conclusion that the most plausible and acceptable interpretations of the scripture would have to be the two which I stated first out of the examples. That is the ideas of, sex only after marriage, and praising of passion and love.
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