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Sheffield Old Testament Guides: The Song of Songs
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Sheffield Old Testament Guides: The Song of Songs


Sheffield Academic Press 1989

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This volume about The Song of Songs was written by one of the foremost Hebrew experts on this subject, Althayla Brenner. She graciously and gratefully delivered this complete and insightful guide and her expertise made for a unique treatment of this special canon. She presents her analysis in chapters entitled, “The Title and the Place of the Book in the Hebrew Canon”, “The Text: Matter and Form, Unity and Sequence, or an Anthology?”, and “Daily Life: Settings, Contexts, the Environment”. The author further explores the authorship of The Song of Songs, its intertextual connections within the biblical context, and ways in which it has become part of Jewish and Christian Liturgies as well as music and the visual arts.

Save more when you purchase this volume as part of the Sheffield/T & T Clark Bible Guides Collection (44 Vols.)!

Product Details

  • Title: The Song of Songs
  • Author: Althayla Brenner
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic
  • Publication Date: 1989
  • Pages: 104

About Althayla Brenner

Althayla Brenner is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Old Testament in the Biblical Studies section of Religious Studies in the Department of Art, Religion and Culture (KRC), Faculty of the Humanities, University of Amsterdam. She previously taught biblical studies at Oranim College of Education/University of Haifa, Israel. Her many publications include Colour Terms in the Old Testament, The Israelite Woman and Feminist Companion to Esther, Judith and Susanna (included in Studies in Old Testament Themes) and contributed to Semeia: An Experimental Journal for Biblical Criticism.

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