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Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs

Peter S. Hawkins and Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg


This book is edited by a Jew and a Christian who are united by a shared passion for the Bible and a common literary hermeneutic. It joins two biblical scrolls and gathers around them a diverse community of interpreters. It brings together Ruth and the Song of Songs, two seemingly disparate texts of the Hebrew Bible, and reads them through a number of methodological and theological perspectives. Respectful of traditional biblical scholarship, the collection of chapters moves beyond it; alert to contemporary trends, the book returns venerable interpretive tradition to cen ... More

Keywords: Ruth, Song of Songs, Hebrew Bible, Hebrew Scripture, textual criticism, poetry, fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780823225712
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823225712.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter S. Hawkins, editor
Director, Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts, Boston University

Lesleigh Cushing Stahlberg, editor
Department of Religion, Colgate University

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