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Title: Die 'Wagen meines edlen Volkes' (Hld 6,12)
Subtitle: Eine strukturelle Analyse
Author(s): BARBIERO, Gianni
Journal: Biblica
Volume: 78    Issue: 2   Date: 1997   
Pages: 174-189
DOI: 10.2143/BIB.78.2.3212090

Abstract :
Cant 6,12 (markebôt 'ammî-nādîb) is a famous crux interpretum. The writer of this article suggests a structural solution for the text by making it the conclusion to the passage in 6,4-12. The metaphor of the 'chariots of war' is in line with other metaphors in the passage that illustrate the 'fearsome' aspect of love. The idea of the 'people' also has its counterpart in the preceding verses. The expression refers to 2 Kgs 2,12; 13,14. The beloved arouses the sacred fear which, in the Old Testament, was typical of the 'horses of fire' which made up the heavenly army of Israel.

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