Craig Glickman holds a B.A. in philosophy from S.M.U, graduating as
valedictorian and Rhodes Scholar nominee. He earned a Th.M. from
Dallas Seminary, where as a student he was offered a faculty position
assumed upon graduation. He earned a doctorate in biblical studies and
philosophy from the University of Basel in Switzerland, where the
language of instruction was German. And he earned a Doctor of
Jurisprudence from S.M.U. School of Law. A student of several languages
and former professor of ancient ones, Dr. Glickman is a prominent
authority on the Song of Solomon.
Dr. Glickman's interest in the Song began when he was a student at
Dallas Seminary, writing a masters thesis on it. Then in his final
semester he wrote his first book about it. For more than twenty years
since then, Craig has studied the Song periodically, always drawn back
to it by unsolved puzzles that required time and reflection to solve.
At the end of this process, he devoted two years to the completion
of his research and the presentation of its meaning. He wanted others
to hear the Song as it was intended to be heard in the first
place: by people who enjoy the inspiration of a beautiful love song.
Looking back on his first book, he writes,"I'm glad it could lay a foundation
for further study, and it gave many of us a glimpse of what the beauty
of the Song might be. But I could not have written Solomon's Song of Love
without the intervening years. Additional study was needed, of course.
But so was life experience. Its joys, and also its pains, helped me listen
more attentively to the message of the Song."