Shir ha-Shirim Rabbah(265 words)

or Song of Songs Rabbah is a haggadic midrash on the Song of Songs; it is also called Midrash (or Aggadat) Chazita after its opening verse, quoting Prov 22:29. In its five proems and verse-by-verse exposition, it provides a typological interpretation of the Song of Songs, understood as representing the relationship between God and Israel. Especially in the earliest fragments (11th cent.) and manuscripts (13th cent.), the text of the midrash leaves an uneven impression and includes repetitions, some of which were lat…

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Becker, Hans-Jürgen. "Shir ha-Shirim Rabbah." Religion Past and Present. Brill Online, 2015. Reference. 28 March 2015 <>
First appeared online: 2011
First Print Edition: isbn: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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