Mike Aquilina

Song of Songs: Earliest Commentary

Thursday July 23rd 2009, 11:02 am

The earliest Christian commentary on the Song of Songs is, at long last, available in English. Yancy Smith embedded a translation in his doctoral dissertation, Hippolytus’ Commentary on the Song of Songs in Social and Critical Context, which is available free online. You can also get to it by going to the TCU website, lib.tcu.edu. Then input either the author name or title.

(I should credit Roger Pearse for putting me on to this. I discovered it through one of Yancy’s comments on a long-ago post of Roger’s.)