Song of Songs

Millions of dollars will be spent for cards, flowers, candy or jewelry celebrating Valentine’s Day, to say nothing of the estimated 6 million plus people expecting a marriage proposal!

But did you know, the Library of Congress suggests the biblical book, “Song of Songs” as a Valentine for the ages?

“Song of Songs” was one of the first texts printed with the advent of printing in the 15th century—a popular theme for artists and printers.

And The Library of Congress boasts of shelves filled with “goodly treasures new and old”—quoting Song of Songs 7:13!

One of those treasures is a beautiful example of “micro-calligraphy,” a technique using miniscule script to create images—in this case a small heart-shaped image with the text of all eight chapters of the “Song of Songs” produced in 1920 in Germany.

Engage with the Bible—the Book of all books!

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