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
Review by Jeffrey L. Morrow
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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