Song Of Songs

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The ten essays in this volume, the majority specially written, engage with questions of voice (whose?) and interplay (what kind?) between received interpretation and resisting female reader, and venture into methodological territory familiar and unfamiliar to biblical scholars, including autobiographical criticism. Among earlier readers invoked in these pages are Jerome, Rashi and Fray Luis de LTon, who brush pages with Haitian prostitutes. The three sections of this fresh, colourful and adventurous jourbaney ...

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Overview

The ten essays in this volume, the majority specially written, engage with questions of voice (whose?) and interplay (what kind?) between received interpretation and resisting female reader, and venture into methodological territory familiar and unfamiliar to biblical scholars, including autobiographical criticism. Among earlier readers invoked in these pages are Jerome, Rashi and Fray Luis de LTon, who brush pages with Haitian prostitutes. The three sections of this fresh, colourful and adventurous jourbaney into love, sex, allegory and self inside the Most Sublime Song are: Feminist Appropriations; Specific Readings: Allegories and Feminists; and The Song of Songs Personalized.

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Athalya Brenner is Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Amsterdam, and Rosalyn and Manny Rosenthal Distinguished Professor-in-Residence of Hebrew Bible at Brite Divinity School, Fort Worth, Texas.

Carole Fontaine is Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations/ List of Contributors/ Carole R. Fonataine/ Preface/ Athalya Brenner/ Introduction/ Part 1/ Feminist Appropriation of the Song of Songs? In General/ J. Cheryl Exum/ Ten Things Every Feminist Should Know About the Song of Songs/ Alicia Ostriker/ A Holy of Holies: The Song of Songs as Countertext/ Jonneke Bekkenkamp/ Into Another Scene of Choices: The Theological Value of the Song of Songs/ Daphne V. Arbel/ ‘My Vineyard, my Very Own, Is for Myself'/ Part II/ Specific Readings: Allegories and Feminist Readings/ Fiona C. Black/ Unlikely Bedfellows: Allegorical and Feminist Readings of Song of Songs 7.1-8/ Jane Barr/ Luis de León and the Song of Songs/ Klara Butting/ Go Your Way: Women Rewrite the Scriptures (Song of Songs 2.8-14)/ Part III/ The Song of Songs, Personalized/ Athalya Brenner/ ‘My' Song of Songs/ Carole R. Fontaine/ The Voice of the Turtle: Now its MY Song of Songs/ Maria Häusl and Ursula Silber/ ‘You Are Beautiful my Love':The Song of Songs of Women/ Bibliography/ Index of References/ Index of Authors

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