By the Well Podcast – Pentecost 5 (Song 2, Genesis 24, and Matt 11)

This week the lectionary offers a rare chance to preach on the love poetry known as Song of Songs (Song of Solomon). Hebrew Bible scholar, Brian Kolia, joins the podcast to unpack Genesis 24:34-38, 58-67, Song of Songs 2:8-13, and Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30. We compare Abraham’s quest to get a wife for his son with the erotic, body positive, love poetry of Song of Songs. Themes of place, ethnicity, and love permeate these Old Testament readings, while Matthew’s gospel compares the yoke of Christ with that of the world. We refer to this article by Elaine James.

A134 – Pentecost 5 (Song 2, Genesis 24, and Matt 11)

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