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Published: 31 August 2015

248 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199359332

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My Perfect One

Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs

Jonathan Kaplan

  • The first comprehensive treatment of early rabbinic interpretation of Song of Songs in the tannaitic midrashim
  • Explores the use of typology or figural interpretation in midrashic interpretation of Song of Songs
  • Examines how the early sages interpreted Song of Songs as an idealized portrayal of Israel's relationship with God
  • Demonstrates how this literature contributes to a robust theology of intimacy between God and the Jewish people in Jewish thought

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