The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs

A New Translation With An Introduction and Commentary

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A new translation brings together Hebrew scholarship, historical and religious background information, and poetic sensibilities

Blackwell North Amer
In their lyrical new translation of the Song of Songs, Ariel Bloch and Chana Bloch restore the sensuousness of the original in language that is rich, joyous, and passionate. Scrupulously faithful to the Hebrew text, the Blochs strip away the veils of mistranslation that have obscured this great love poem to reveal it in all its magical freshness.
In her Introduction, Chana Bloch reflects on the centrality of women in the Song and on the role of King Solomon. She discusses the poem's authorship and date, as well as the tortuous (and often amusing) history of misinterpretation, and suggests how such an unabashedly secular work came to be included in the canon of Holy Scripture. Ariel Bloch's Commentary offers imaginative new readings of passages that have puzzled exegetes for centuries. In his Afterword, the biblical scholar Robert Alter surveys the newly revealed sensuousness of the poem's erotic landscape.

& Taylor

A new translation of the Old Testament "Song of Songs" brings together outstanding Hebrew scholarship, historical and religious background information, and poetic sensibilities to create a beautiful interpretation of the great love poem. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, [1995]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9780679409625
Branch Call Number: 223.9077 Bi 1995
Characteristics: x, 253 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Bloch, Chana 1940-
Bloch, Ariel A


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