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14.1 Textual History of Canticles
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Part of 14 Canticles

The book of Canticles or Song of Songs, following the Hebrew title Shir HaShirim, has been transmitted in several textual forms.1

14.1.1 Hebrew Text

mt (14.2.2) has been quite well preserved in three manuscripts (10–20.1). The main one is the Codex Leningradensis (Codex epb i b 19a of the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg; mtl), which offers the text of Canticles on fols. 423r–425r. Secondly, it is partly t…

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Bénédicte Lemmelijn, “14.1 Textual History of Canticles”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 28 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0014010000>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170301



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