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My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs
Kaplan, Jonathan

New York: Oxford University Press, 2015 pp. xiv + 225. $74.00


Description: The first comprehensive treatment of early rabbinic interpretation of Song of Songs in the tannaitic midrashim Explores the use of typology or figural interpretation in midrashic interpretation of Song of Songs Examines how the early sages interpreted Song of Songs as an idealized portrayal of Israel's relationship with God Demonstrates how this literature contributes to a robust theology of intimacy between God and the Jewish people in Jewish thought

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Writings, Song of Songs, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Interpretation

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Review by Jeffrey L. Morrow
Published 8/23/2018
Citation: Jeffrey L. Morrow, review of Jonathan Kaplan, My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018).


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