The Song of Songs has been subject to numerous and varying interpretive approaches since its emergence. Drawing from her recently published book, Perils of Wisdom: The Scriptural Solomon in Jewish Tradition, Dr. Keiter will focus on varying Jewish interpretive strategies toward the Song, highlighting the development of Jewish biblical exegesis and its impact on the King Solomon legend in Jewish thought.
Co-sponsored by the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and its Bible and the Ancient World Seminar Series
Dr. Sheila Keiter is a Near Eastern Languages and Cultures alumna and former Teaching Fellow in the UCLA English Department. She is currently an instructor at Shalhevet High School and a Regular Contributor for the “Table for Five” Torah panel column in the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. Keiter recently published, Perils of Wisdom: The Scriptural Solomon in Jewish Tradition (2021).