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Song of Songs: A New Translation With an Introduction And Commentary Ariel Bloch

Song of Songs: A New Translation With an Introduction And Commentary

Ariel Bloch

Published October 30th 1998
ISBN : 9780756791476
Paperback
253 pages
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 About the Book 

Ariel and Chana Blochs new translation of the Song of Songs--the most sexually explicit and sensually rich book of the Bible--is pure delight from beginning to end. Its introduction is an accessible, sophisticated, entertaining, and comprehensiveMoreAriel and Chana Blochs new translation of the Song of Songs--the most sexually explicit and sensually rich book of the Bible--is pure delight from beginning to end. Its introduction is an accessible, sophisticated, entertaining, and comprehensive orientation to the literary and religious history of the Song of Songs. The Blochs say the speakers in this poem dont suffer love, they savor it. Their translation, overflowing with full--almost to the point of florid--feeling (Feast, friends, and drink / till you are drunk with love!), arrives at a time when many Jews and Christians are opening themselves to the religious dimensions of sexuality and human love. Song of Songs has a great deal to teach us- this translation is sure to attract many eager students. --Michael Joseph Gross