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The Resource Song of songs : a commentary, J. Cheryl Exum

Song of songs : a commentary, J. Cheryl Exum

Label
Song of songs : a commentary
Title
Song of songs
Title remainder
a commentary
Statement of responsibility
J. Cheryl Exum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
"This commentary foregrounds at every turn the poetic genius of the Song of Songs, one of the most elusive texts of the Hebrew Bible. J. Cheryl Exum locates that genius in the way the Song not only tells but shows its readers that love is as strong as death, thereby immortalizing love, as well as in the way the poet explores love's nature with a mature sensitivity to how being in love is different for the woman and the man. Many long-standing conundrums in the interpretation of the book are given persuasive solutions in Exum's verse-by-verse exegesis. This, however, is not atomistic commentary. The focus throughout is on the poetry of the book - the illusion of immediacy it creates; the blurring of distinctions between anticipation, enjoyment, and satisfaction; and the resistance to closure."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Exum, J. Cheryl
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English with some Hebrew
LC call number
BS1485.52
LC item number
.E98 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Old Testament library
Label
Song of songs : a commentary, J. Cheryl Exum
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xxiii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Love poem
  • Love and death
  • Controlling poetic strategies
  • Gendered love-talk and the relation of the sexes
  • Poetic composition and style
  • Song of songs and its world
  • Song of songs and its readers
Control code
58789333
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxiii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780664221904
Lccn
2005042297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)58789333
Label
Song of songs : a commentary, J. Cheryl Exum
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xi-xxiii)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Love poem
  • Love and death
  • Controlling poetic strategies
  • Gendered love-talk and the relation of the sexes
  • Poetic composition and style
  • Song of songs and its world
  • Song of songs and its readers
Control code
58789333
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xxiii, 263 pages
Isbn
9780664221904
Lccn
2005042297
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)58789333
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