Description: Scan any Old Testament Theology for its entry concerning the Song of Songs and you are likely to put the book down and walk away disappointed. In the majority of resrouces the Song is either missing entirely or is given scant pages that do not justice to its divine message. In this book Mark McGinniss seeks to remedy that situation by demonstrating the depth of theology in this ancient love song concerning desire, passion, and sex. Beyond the significant theology of the Song, this book demonstrates how the author of the Song of Songs employed certain literary devices for a specific rhetorical purpose to convey certain theological truths. Endorsements: ""Although the Song of Songs has been the subject of numerous studies throughout its history, and in particular in the past generation, few scholars have investigated in depth its rhetorical strategies, and even fewer have scrutinized its theological contributions. Mark McGinniss has addressed both of these lacunae in the extant literature with his careful and insightful exegesis of three prominent rhetorical features in the Song of Songs. His work is a welcome addition to the study of this challenging portion of God's Word."" --Daniel J. Estes Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Dean, School of Biblical and Theological Studies Cedarville University About the Contributor(s): Mark McGinniss is Associate Professor Old Testament Literature, Language, and Exegesis at Baptist Bible Seminary at Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania. He is a contributor to Broadman and Holman's forthcoming The HCSB Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible: with Strong's Lexicon.