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By Athalya Brenner

This quantity is the 1st in a sequence which supplies a basic source for feminist biblical scholarship, containing a complete number of essays, either reprinted and especially written for the sequence, by means of top feminist students.

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Amazingly, or perhaps not so, some of the issues referred to are as topical today as they were a century ago. The very short piece E. Cady Stanton wrote on The Song of Solomon' is included too. Its condensed, tongue-in-cheek common sense is a refreshing contrast to some examples of contemporary learned treatises. D. Ginsburg. His Commentary on the SoS and Qoheleth was first published in 1857. In his Introduction he included a section called 'Importance of the Book'. Ginsburg's views are undeniably motivated by his personality and beliefs, some of which are idiosyncratic or, at 1.

It has already been noted above that the fattier is never mentioned. I think that there is a reason for that: the heroine's father was dead, hence she was subject to the brothers' control. 11) only the mother is mentioned. The male lover's companions are mentioned twice only in the third-person mode while to her own friends, the Daughters of Jerusalem or Zion, she appeals herself no less than seven times. In addition, 'daughters' or 'young women' (Hebrew 'Imwt) are mentioned five more times. T occurs a dozen times, and always as a reference to the woman lover.

Through this juxtaposition, a critical literary dialogue is obtained, a dialogue which reflects the ongoing process of reading texts within a community of scholarship. BRENNER On Feminist Criticism of the Song of Songs 31 A short preview of the essays and their contents now seems in order. The essays are sub-grouped into five sections. The first section is of mainly historical interest, while the others are organized around themes and issues relevant to woman readership (as it is delineated above).

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