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Bibil Identifier bibil:224213
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) La bien-aimée du Cantique des cantiques a-t-elle trouvé son bien-aimé?
Author Van de Sande, Axel
Journal Ephemerides theologicae Lovanienses. Louvain Journal of Theology and Canon Law (Volume: 87, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language French
Pages 325-343 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract From beginning to end, the Song of Songs seems to evoke a beloved waiting for her lover, searching for him, but never finding him. It is as if the union they are longing for belongs to a time still to come. Nevertheless, here and there in the book, some passages, as they are usually translated, give the impression that the beloved abides in the presence of her lover, and therefore that their union occasionally becomes a reality. This paper argues for another translation of those verses, which therefore gives the opposite impression. This in turn leads to questioning the appropriateness of several current interpretations in which those verses played an important, if not determinant, role.
DOI 10.2143/ETL.87.4.2149592
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Writings : Megilloth : Song of Songs / Song of Solomon / Canticles
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