"The appearance of Roland Murphy's excellent commentary is an important event for all students of the book, whether biblical scholars or not. . . . Given the growing interest in the study of the Song and its influence, the book should form a necessary starting point, even for those who might not share its interpretive perspective. . . . The major contribution for the general scholar lies in his treatment of the structure, style, and theological meaning of the song."
Journal of Religion
"This volume continues the level of scholarship one has come to associate with the Hermeneia series. Murphy's conclusions are balanced and tempered with a fair evaluation of alternative viewpoints, including traditional ones. He has in every way created a commentary that will provide an indispensable resource for all future studies of the Song."
—Jerry A. Gladson
Journal of Biblical Literature
"Murphy's commentary is . . . a model of clarity and concision, an easy–to–follow road map through the centuries of Songs scholarship."
—William J. Fulco, S.J.