The Song of Songs: Love Lyrics from the Bible

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Striking in its appeal to the senses, the Song of Songs—the Bible’s only book of love poems—is remarkable for its lack of sexual stereotyping and its expression of mutuality in relationships between men and women. Marcia Falk’s rich and lyrical translation, praised by poets and scholars alike, is paired here with the original Hebrew text.
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Overview

Striking in its appeal to the senses, the Song of Songs—the Bible’s only book of love poems—is remarkable for its lack of sexual stereotyping and its expression of mutuality in relationships between men and women. Marcia Falk’s rich and lyrical translation, praised by poets and scholars alike, is paired here with the original Hebrew text.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Professor Falk took the world's most beautiful, powerful and mysterious collection of ancient love poetry and made it more beautiful, more powerful and less mystifying. Her sensitive, evocative English translation honors the Song's nonsexist expression of erotic love . . . this slim volume makes a perfect engagement gift and would be treasured by anyone who appreciates great poetry from a scholarly or an emotional perspective."—Jewish Book World

“Many readers loved her reinterpretations of classic texts . . . Congregations around the country have adopted some of her prayers.”—The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584654230
  • Publisher: Brandeis University Press
  • Publication date: 9/10/2004
  • Series: HBI Series on Jewish Women
  • Pages: 113
  • Sales rank: 806,415
  • Product dimensions: 4.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

MARCIA FALK is a widely published poet and translator of Hebrew and Yiddish poetry. Her most recent publications include a groundbreaking new prayer book, The Book of Blessings (1996), and a volume of translations of the modern mystic poet Zelda, The Spectacular Difference (2004).
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Table of Contents

Notes to the 2004 Edition
About the Song of Songs and This Translation
The Song of Songs, Thirty-One Lyric Poems in Hebrew and in English Trnaslation
Key to the Biblical Text
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