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Song of Songs, The
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[German Version]

I. Place and Date

While individual poems like Song 1:9–11 may go back to the preexilic period, collections, redaction(s), and linguistic revision(s) date from just before and especially during the 3rd century bce. The text contains several loanwords: pardēs (4:13: “orchard,” from Old Iranian), ʾappiryôn (3:9: “palanquin,” most likely from Gk), and qinnāmôn (4:14: “cinnamon,” ultimately from Malay kayu manis, “sweet …

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Müller, Hans-Peter and Otto, Eckart, “Song of Songs, The”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_10010>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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