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n HTS : Theological Studies - Afwesigheid van God en teenwoordigheid van "god(e)" in Hooglied

Volume 64, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0259-9422
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Abstract


The absence of the Israelite God in the Song of Songs is conspicuous. The poet of the Song is far too sophisticated to attribute this to a slip of the mind. Among many reasons offered for the absence of Israel's societal stereotype of God, might the Song's alternative views on gender relations, within a love setting, perhaps be a reason for prohibiting the "ultimate Patriarch" to interfere? Interestingly the Song contains quite a number of other notions of counter-intuitivity (= gods) confirming humans' propensity, since early evolution, to create gods to fulfil certain needs. Although it is an ancient love-song the Song has much to offer on gender and god constructs and the implications thereof for the civilization of society today.

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2008-03-01
2016-12-11

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