[b-hebrew] naming the characters in SoS

daddy dwashbur at nyx.net
Wed Jul 28 19:17:36 EDT 2004


On Wednesday 28 July 2004 13:38, Baruch and  Ruthy Alster wrote:
> Shalom to all!
>
> Many English translations of the Song of Songs use the terms "lover" and
> "beloved" for the main characters - the active form for the man and the
> passive form for the woman.  This terminology seems quite inappropriate for
> the SoS (where the woman is the center of the action), but goes well with
> traditional stereotypes...

As I understand it, these terms come from little cues in the text itself.  But 
don't press me for details on that, I don't have them at hand.

Dave Washburn
recovering from a fairly huge computer crash...



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