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Targum of Canticles (Philip S Alexander (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Liturgical Press, 2003) 9780814654538
Targum of Canticles (Philip S Alexander (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Liturgical Press, 2003) 9780814654538
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Title: The Targum of Canticles

Author: Alexander, Philip S (ed)

Publisher: Liturgical Press; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780814654538

Volumes: 1; Pages: 229

List Price in Cloth: $99.95 Our price: $87.99

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Written in the eighth century C.E., Targum Canticles offers one of the classic interpretations of the Song of Songs. In the relationship between the bridegroom and the bride in the Song, with its rhythm of communion, estrangement and reconciliation, the Targumist discovers allegorical history of God's relationship to Israel from the first exodus from Egypt, to the final exodus from exile when the Messiah comes.The Targum of Canticles was one of the most popular religious texts within Judaism, and it may have promoted the use of the Song of Songs as the special reading for Passover. It was adapted in the medieval and early modern periods by Christian scholars who saw in the Song a cryptic history of Christ's relationship to the Church. Targum Canticles has played a central role in the interpretation of one of the most puzzling yet influential books of the Bible.
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