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Song of Songs, Translated from the Original Hebrew, with a Commentary, Historical and Critical


Christian D. Ginsburg Song of Songs, Translated from the Original Hebrew, with a Commentary, Historical and CriticalChristian D. Ginsburg, L. L. D.

Song of Songs
Translated from the Original Hebrew, with a Commentary, Historical and Critical

London, 1857


Christian David Ginsburg, (born Dec. 25, 1831, Warsaw, Pol., Russian Empire [now in Poland] died March 7, 1914, Palmers Green, Middlesex, Eng.), Hebrew and biblical scholar who was the foremost authority in England on the Masorah (authoritative Jewish tradition concerning the correct text of the Hebrew Bible).

Ginsburg, who was born a Jew, immigrated to England not long after his conversion to Christianity in 1846. While working there as a missionary among the Jews (until 1863), he made a name as a biblical scholar, publishing translations with commentaries on the Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, and Leviticus. He republished Jacob ben Chajims introduction to the Rabbinic Bible (first printed in 152425) with an English translation (1867); edited the Masorah, without the biblical text (4 vol., 180086); and wrote Introduction to the Massoretico-Critical Edition of the Hebrew Bible (1897), which served as an introduction to his critical edition of the text of the Hebrew Bible according to the Masoretic tradition (1894).


Contents

Preface  (page vii)
Introduction:
  Section I. Title of the Book, and its Signification  (page 1)
  Section II. Canonicity of the Book  (page 2)
  Section III. Design and Method of the Book  (page 4)
  Section IV. Importance of the Book  (page 12)
  Section V. Historical Sketch of the Exegesis of the Book  (page 20)
  Section VI. The different Views classified and examined  (page 102)
  Section VII. Author, Date, and Form of the Book  (page 124)
  Section VIII. Exegetical Helps  (page 126)
Commentary  (page 127)


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