Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 September 2015

248 Pages


ISBN: 9780199359332

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My Perfect One

Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs

Jonathan Kaplan

  • The first systematic treatment of early rabbinic (Tannaitic) interpretation of the Song of Songs
  • Explores the use of typology or figural interpretation in midrashic interpretation of Song
  • Demonstrates that early sages read the Song of Songs as a form of epic poetry
  • Focuses on an underappreciated collection of interpretations of the Song of Songs in early rabbinic literature

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