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Published: 25 January 2010

320 Pages

ISBN: 9780199577248

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The Song of Songs and the Eros of God

A Study in Biblical Intertextuality

Edmée Kingsmill

Oxford Theology and Religion Monographs

  • Introduction addresses theological objections to a metaphorical interpretation of the Song, common misconceptions concerning the inclusion of the Song in the Biblical canon, and historical disputes concerning interpretation in both Judaic and Christian tradition
  • Compares similarities between the Song, Proverbs, and Sirach in order to demonstrate the links of the Song to Wisdom literature
  • Details the symbolic and mythic roots of imagery used throughout the Song, proposing a new model for teaching and interpreting biblical texts
  • Includes a linear commentary of the entire Song as an accessible reference tool