The Passionate Prince

A Pastoral Exposition of the Song of Solomon

by David Balsley



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2015

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781490875484
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781490875477

About the Book

The Passionate Prince is a verse-by-verse commentary on the Song of Solomon from a pastor’s perspective. It explains the Song as a description of the developing relationship between King Solomon and the Shulammite, a young Jewish maiden from the northern part of Israel. It tells of their pre-marriage romance, of their marriage, and of some of the challenges of their relationship following their wedding. It treats the book, in a literal way, as a continuous account of the relationship between Solomon and the Shulammite from pre-marriage days to post-marriage days. It assumes, by virtue of the Biblical title of the book (“The song of songs which is Solomon’s”) that Solomon’s relationship with the Shulammite was probably the most satisfying marriage which Solomon experienced among the many marriages which were a part of his life as the most wealthy of all of the kings of Israel.

About the Author

David Balsley followed his studies at Biola University and Western Conservative Baptist Seminary with more than forty years of pastoral ministry in Oregon, New Mexico, Arizona, and California. He was already fascinated with the writings of Solomon as a college student, and he has spent years sharing his studies of the writings of Solomon in Bible studies and pulpit ministry, as well as the publication of The Puzzled Preacher: A Pastoral Exposition of Ecclesiastes. He and his wife, Janice, live in Brea, California, and he serves in semi-retirement as administrative pastor with Temple Baptist Church in Fullerton, California.