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April 10, 2010

Come Away

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Come Away

Come Away
By: Anne Hines
ISBN-10: 1552786358
ISBN- 978-1552786352
Published by: McArthur & Co, 2007

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Neslted between two of the most formidable voices of the the Old Testament, Ecclesiastes, which does not love women and Isaiah, which loves them less, is one short book which has disturbed clergy and baffled Biblical scholars for over two thousand years. Song of Songs, also called The Song of Solomon is an erotic love poem. Probably written by a woman. Not containing any mention of God.

So what is it doing in the Bible?

University of Toronto professor, Reggie Niefeild, has devoted his life to unraveling the mystery of thiis gem of sensuous poerty, only to suddenly discover that the answer is not at all what he expected. And, amid the glittering towers of ancient Babylon, a young Jewish woman, priestess of the goddess Asherah, is confronted with a return to Jerusalem and to a strange new solitary male god named Yahweh.
Painstakingly researched and with the classic humour of Anne Hines, the two story lines call out to each other like the lovers in Song of Sogs, suggesting truths about the genesis of the Bible and our concept of God itself.

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