Old Testament

Teachings on select people, themes, books, and Scripture passages in the Old Testament.

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Kierkegaard’s King and Maiden Story

Nineteenth-century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard wrote the following parable, which has been widely circulated. It alludes to the Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs), where King Solomon is shown disguising himself as a shepherd to win the heart of a Shulamite woman. The king was like no other king. Every statesman trembled before his power. […]

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