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The song of songs

Author: Peter Jay
Publisher: London : Anvil Press Poetry, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The extraordinary and long-lived appeal of The Song of Songs lies in its unmatched lyrical beauty and in its supreme evocation of the moods of sexual love. Perhaps the most famous and popular book of the Bible, it is usually - and yet mistakenly - thought of as a single long narrative poem. Scholars have proposed many theories of the book's structure, but none is more natural than the view that it is a small  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Jay
ISBN: 0856462861 9780856462863
OCLC Number: 59609031
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
Notes: Originally published: 1975.
Description: 61 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: a version by Peter Jay ; introduced by David Goldstein.

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An anthology of distinct and varied lyric poems that were composed over several centuries of Hebrew history.  Read more...

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'The translation is modern and crisp... It is a model for the translations of the future of any ancient Hebrew poetry... Mr Jay has made beautiful sense of each poem' - Peter Levi, Journal of Jewish Read more...

 
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