Solomon's Vineyard: Literary and Linguistic Studies in the Song of Songs
Co-authored with Gary A. Rendsburg. SBL Ancient Israel and Its Literature, 1; Society of Biblical Literature: Atlanta, GA, 2009

This book contains four interconnected studies on the biblical Song of Songs. The first details the evidence for the Song's northern (Israelian Hebrew) dialect; the second examines the poem's sophisticated use of alliteration; the third is devoted to the Song's poetic use of variation; and the fourth revisits the generic classification of the Song by way of comparisons to two genres of Medieval Arabic poems known as tashbib and hija'. The latter study argues that the Song can be read as a political invective.

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