The Song of Songs
The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs

in Continental Commentary

by Othmar Keel

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Pages 308 pages
Publisher Fortress Press
Published 1997
ISBN-13 9780800695071
n addition to a comprehensive introduction and an analysis of text and form, Othmar Keel focuses on the metaphorical and symbolic language of the Song of Songs. He makes full use of parallels—textual and iconographic—from Palestine, Egypt, and Mesopotamia. More than 160 illustrations, prepared by Hildi Keel-Leu, add to the interpretation of the songs.


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An authority on Israelite iconography interprets the images of the book. [Full Review]