publication . Other literature type . Article . 2017 . Embargo end date: 16 May 2017

The Strange Use of דגל in Song of Songs 5:10

Jennifer Andruska;
Open Access English
  • Published: 16 May 2017
  • Publisher: Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>The use of the word <jats:named-content content-type="special characters" xml:lang="heb">דגל</jats:named-content> in the Song of Songs 5:10 has caused considerable confusion among commentators. Most occurrences of the word in the Song are thought to be related to an army or host carrying banners, except in 5:10, where this usage is said to make little sense. Scholars therefore interpret the woman’s use of <jats:named-content content-type="special characters" xml:lang="heb">דגל</jats:named-content> in 5:10 differently from when the man uses it to describe her awe-striking an unnerving appearance in 6:4 and 6:10. This has ...
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free text keywords: Linguistics and Language, Religious studies, Literature and Literary Theory, History, Language and Linguistics, Confusion, medicine.symptom, medicine, Human physical appearance, Jewish studies, Hebrew Bible, Feeling, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Literature, business.industry, business, Biblical studies
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