My perfect one : typology and early Rabbinic interpretation of Song of songs / Jonathan Kaplan
- Kaplan, Jonathan, 1976-
- New York : Oxford University Press, 2015.
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- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: Song of Songs as a Divine Love Song -- Song of Songs and Tannaitic Literature -- 1.Allegory, Mashal, or Figuration? Song of Songs in Early Rabbinic Interpretation -- Reading Homer, Reading the Bible, and the Birth of Allegory -- Allegory, Mashal, or Figuration? -- The Emergence of Typological and Figural Interpretation in Antiquity -- Figural Interpretation in Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs -- Figural Interpretation and the Rabbinic Reading of Other Biblical Books -- Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation: Conclusions -- 2.Song of Songs and Israel's National Narrative -- Dramatis Personae: Heroes and Villains in Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs -- Typology, Historicization, Song of Songs, and Israel's National Narrative -- Typological Correlation to Singular, Past Events -- Proleptic Historicization -- Contemporizing Historicization -- Multiple Signification in Typological Historicization -- Israel's National Narrative, Epic Literature, and the Cultivation of Early Rabbinic Society -- 3.Female Beauty and the Affective Nature of Rabbinic Piety -- Female Beauty in Song of Songs -- Portraying Israel's Unique Beauty and the Feminization of the Jewish Man -- Song of Songs and the Shape of Rabbinic Piety -- Song of Songs and the Practice of Piety -- Song of Songs and the Affective Character of Rabbinic Piety -- 4.Israel's Ideal Man -- The Ideal Man of Song of Songs -- What Provokes Such Love? -- Exemplarity in Dialogue -- The Torah as an Expression of Divine Love -- Rabbinic Piety and Divine Imitation -- 5.Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder? Domesticating the Elusive Lover of Song of Songs -- The Elusive Lover of Song of Songs -- Subverting the Night Visions -- Exile and Divine Absence in Tannaitic Interpretation of Song of Songs -- A Theology of Presence -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Rabbinic Texts -- Non-Rabbinic Ancient Sources.
- The interpretations of 'Song of Songs' in the tannaitic midrashim, the first rabbinic scriptural commentaries, employ a form of allegory known as figural interpretation or typology in order to correlate this work to Israel's ideal national narrative represented by events such as the crossing of the sea and the giving of the Torah. This approach to interpreting 'Song of Songs' helped shape rabbinic conceptions of the character and practice of model Israel as well as of an idealised vision of their beloved, God.
- 9780199359356 (ebook)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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