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REVIEW OF IAIN DUGUID'S EXPOSITION OF SONG OF SONGS

05/26/2017

REVIEW OF IAIN DUGUID’S SONG OF SONGS (REFORMED EXPOSITORY SERIES)
[P & R Publishing; 2016; 181 pps.]

What are we going to do with the SONG OF SONGS (or Song of Solomon as many
know it)? Is it an allegory of martial love, erotic poetry, an allegory of Yahweh
and His beloved Israel, or of Christ and His Bride, the Church? Depends upon who
you listen to or read. One sensationalistic pastor of the recent past was justly
criticized for his treatment which others labeled, THE RAPE OF THE SONG OF SOLOMON, so lurid and erotic was his exposition and application.

Old Testament scholar, pastor, husband and father Iain Duguid helps us by doing
his homework in the ancient Near East and its customs and also how poetry works.
God’s goal in this book is not to shock the prudish nor titillate the immature but to
teach the saints about God and about themselves in relation to God. God created
marriage and sex and all the plumbing. Intimate expressions of love are appropriate
in covenanted marriage. They are not for recreation and manipulation. Dale Ralph
Davis was certainly right in his endorsement that if someone asked him how to
prepare for Christian marriage “I will be tempted to say, ‘Study the Song of Songs
and read Iain Duguid’s commentary.”


Steve Martin
31 years a pastor in Atlanta
Coordinator, Association of Reformed Baptist Churches of America (ARBCA)
Dean of Students, IRBS Theological Seminary; Texas



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