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Shir ha-Shirim Rabbah
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[German Version]

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…

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Becker, Hans-Jürgen, “Shir ha-Shirim Rabbah”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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