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Bibil Identifier bibil:204250
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Bakhtin Reads the Song of Songs
Author Pfenniger, Jennifer
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Year (Second publication) 2010
Language English
Pages 331-349 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract If Mikhail Bakhtin were to read the Hebrew text of the Song of Songs, he would likely propose three claims in regard to it, namely: (1) the Song of Songs is an Event of Events; (2) the Song of Songs represents a Genre of Genres; and (3) the Song of Songs is an Utterance of Utterances. In this article, the Song as an ‘Event of Events’ will be explored within the context of the Song’s variegated but quite cleanly polarized history of interpretation; the Song as representative of a ‘Genre of Genres’ will be treated in light of the components and attributes of its Hebrew text and structure; and the Song as an ‘Utterance of Utterances’ will be pursued in relation to the Song’s relevance and resonance within other parts of Hebrew Scripture.
DOI 10.1177/0309089210363031
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Song of Songs / Song of Solomon / Canticles
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century : Bakhtin, Mikhail
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