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Scriptural ExegesisThe Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane$
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Deborah A. Green and Laura S. Lieber

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206575

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.001.0001

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Between sensual and heavenly love: Franz Rosenzweig's reading of the Song of Songs

Between sensual and heavenly love: Franz Rosenzweig's reading of the Song of Songs

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(p.310) 18 Between sensual and heavenly love: Franz Rosenzweig's reading of the Song of Songs
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Scriptural Exegesis
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Paul Mendes‐Flohr

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0019

This chapter examines how Franz Rosenzweig read and responded to the Song of Songs' juxtaposition of love and death. Rosenzweig viewed the erotic imagery of the Song of Songs as the most eloquent statement in the Hebrew Bible on the meaning of revelation, of the divine-human relation. Indeed, he refers to this love-song as the Kernbuch der Offenbarung, the focal-book of revelation. Yet God is not once mentioned, nor even alluded to, in this dialogue between a man and a woman, testifying to the physical delights and anguish of their mutual love.

Keywords:   death, love, Song of Songs, Franz Rosenzweig, Kernbuch der Offenbarung

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