Saturday, January 29, 2005

I was listening to a lecture by Prof. M. Vanderhart of Mid-America Reformed Seminary on the canon of holy scripture. He said that around the time of the council of Jamnia (AD 90) some rabbis were not to sure about whether the Song of Solomon should stay in the canon because of its eroticism. They concluded it ought to stay in but you had to be over 30 years old to read it.