The Exotic Garden in the Song of Songs
The logic of the garden exoticism in the Song, then, persuades the reader not that the garden is a “fantasy garden,” but that the space is the result of attention and care—one that presumes the intervention of a skilled gardener.
See Also: Landscapes of the Song of Songs: Poetry and Place (Oxford University Press, 2017).
By Elaine T. James
Assistant Professor of Theology
St. Catherine University
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