The literary growth of the Song of Songs during the Hasmonean and Early-Herodian periods /

The author presents a reedition of the 'Qumran Canticles scrolls', demonstrating that turn-of-the-era 4QCanta,b contain variant recensions of Canticles, substantively shorter than the Masoretic text. Many textual variants display earlier and more original readings, suggesting that Canticle...

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Main Author: Elgvin, Torleif, (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Leuven : Peeters, 2018.
Series:Contributions to biblical exegesis and theology ; 89.
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Table of Contents:
  • A new edition of the Canticles scrolls
  • No small difference
  • The Canticles scrolls and the early textual tradition
  • Late linguistic and cultural features
  • Toponyms, the beloved land and the Hasmonean state
  • The geographic and cultural setting of Canticles
  • Solomon and the Songs
  • Canticles as a symbolic text
  • The literary growth of Canticles : an outline
  • Early reception history
  • Small-sized scrolls of Lamentations, Ruth, and Caqnticles
  • Conclusions.