Explore a theological exposition of sacred Scripture. The Concordia Commentary series enables pastors and teachers of the Word to proclaim the Gospel with greater insight and clarity. Interpreting the canonical books of the Old and New Testaments through the person and work of Jesus Christ, each commentary affirms the inspiration and authority of Scripture, offering a literal translation, textual notes, and theological exposition. Two new commentaries are available. This commentary interprets the Song with reference to the holy estate of human marriage and also the great mystery of Christ's union with His betrothed bride, the church. Solomon's most beautiful poem contains a profound message of divine love, eschatological yearning, consummation, and eternal delights, with rich applications for the life of the church and all Christians. A distinctive feature of this commentary is the insistence that the divine love celebrated in the Song has its source in the incarnation, unblemished life, vicarious suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. He is not one source of divine love among many; he is the fount, and all other sources portrayed in Scripture ultimately well up from Him.