What’s this Erotic Poem doing in my Bible?

The Bible’s Epic Love Poem, Song of Songs

As you’re making your way through the Old Testament, you’ll come across a lot of poetry. There’s the Psalms, for one. There’s also Proverbs, which is usually rendered as a series of shorter poems. Large segments of the Prophets are rendered in verse, and poems like the Song of Deborah pop in to otherwise lengthy prose…

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