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Perspectives on the Song of Songs / Perspektiven Der Hoheliedauslegung : Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft - Anselm C. Hagedorn

Perspectives on the Song of Songs / Perspektiven Der Hoheliedauslegung

Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft

By: Anselm C. Hagedorn (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2005
ISBN: 9783110176322
Number Of Pages: 373
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The collection of essays contains nineteen contributions that aim at locating the Song of Songs in its ancient context as well as addressing problems of interpretation and the reception of this biblical book in later literature. In contrast to previous studies this work devotes considerable attention to parallels from the Greek world without neglecting the Ancient Near East or Egypt. Several contributions deal with the use of the Song in Byzantine, Medieval, German Romantic and modern Greek Literature. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the collection new perspectives and avenues of approach are opened.

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Acknowledgementsp. vii
Contributorsp. xi
List of Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Biblical Perspectives
On the Canonicity of Canticlesp. 1
What is King Solomon doing in the Song of Songs?p. 8
Late Linguistic Features in the Song of Songsp. 27
The Poetic Genius of the Song of Songsp. 78
The Book of Canticles (Song of Songs) in the Dead Sea Scrollsp. 97
Comparative Perspectives
Searching for a common background: Egyptian love poetry and the Biblical Song of Songsp. 105
Alles Liebe? Die kulturelle Semantik des Begriffs "Liebe" und die Konstruktion des liebenden Korpers im pharaonischen Agyptenp. 136
Le Cantique des Cantiques et l'Egypte pharaonique. Etat de la questionp. 150
'Kundbar werde mir Deine Sehnsucht'. Uberlegungen zur akkadischen Liebeslyrikp. 163
Themes of Female Desire and Self-Assertion in the Song of Songs and Hellenistic Poetryp. 180
Jealousy and Desire at Night. Fragmentum Grenfellianum and Song of Songsp. 206
'Sweet Talk' Song of Songs and the Traditions of Greek Poetryp. 228
Zum Werden des Lyrischen. Am Beispiel des Hohenliedes und fruhgriechischer Lyrikp. 245
Later Perspectives
Pigs in the camps and the breasts of my lambs: Song of Songs in the Syriac Traditionp. 260
Origen, the Jews, and the Song of Songs. Allegory and Polemic in Christian Antiquityp. 274
Middle High German Appropriations of the Song of Songs: Allegorical Interpretation and Narrative Extrapolationp. 294
Lieder der Liebe. Herders Hohelied-Interpretationp. 317
'Do not awaken love until it is ready' - George Seferis' Asma Asmaton and the translation of intimacyp. 338
Indexp. 357
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ISBN: 9783110176322
ISBN-10: 3110176327
Series: Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: German
Number Of Pages: 373
Published: 1st October 2005
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.46  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.79