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The Song of Songs: Being a Collection of Love Lyrics of Ancient Palestine
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The Song of Songs: Being a Collection of Love Lyrics of Ancient Palestine


J. B. Lippincott Company 1921

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In The Song of Songs: Being a Collection of Love Lyrics of Ancient Palestine Morris Jastrow examines the differing theories of interpretation of the Song of Songs: the Solomonic tradition, the allegorical interpretation, the dramatic theory, and more. He then divides the English translation into 23 love lyrics that share a unity of theme and provides commentary.

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Key Features

  • Urges the reader to utilize this book to achieve a previously unknown closeness with God
  • Examines several different issues frequently encountered when translating this text
  • Divides the text into 23 sections accompanied by thorough and intelligent commentary


  • Part I: The Origin Growth and Interpretation of the Song of Songs
    • Love Lyrics in a Sacred Collection
    • The Solomonic Tradition. Solomon as the “Great Lover”
    • The Allegorical Interpretation
    • The Dramatic Theory
    • A Collection of Twenty-Three Love Lyrics with a Unity of Theme. The “King” in the Songs
    • The Date, the Text and the Metrical Arrangement of the Songs
  • Part II: Twenty-Three Songs in English Translation with Comments
    • Love’s Ecstasy
    • The Saucy Maiden
    • Love’s Longing
    • The Delights of Love
    • Love’s Consummation
    • Springtide of Love
    • The Foxes in the Vineyards
    • Love’s Dream
    • The Bridal Procession
    • The Beauty of the Beloved
    • Come and Be My Bride
    • The Sweetness of the Bride
    • Love’s Sweet Fruitage
    • Another Sweet Dream
    • The Beauty of the Lover
    • Love’s Garden
    • Beautiful Beyond Compare
    • Dance of the Bride
    • Love in the Fields
    • Be My Brother
    • The Power of Love
    • The Chaste Maiden
    • My Vineyard Is Mine

Praise for the Print Edition

Professor Jastrow has again produced a work of surpassing dignity and great beauty.


Product Details

  • Title: The Song of Songs: Being a Collection of Love Lyrics of Ancient Palestine
  • Author: Morris Jastrow
  • Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 246

About the Author

Morris Jastrow (1861–1921) graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he became a professor of Semitic languages and worked in the school’s library. He served as an editor for the Jewish Publication Society’s Jewish Encyclopedia from 1911–1906. A prolific researcher and writer, Jastrow published over a dozen books and became president of the American Oriental Society in 1915.