A Major Contribution to Song of Songs Scholarship@@@The Song of Songs and the Ancient Egyptian Love Songs

@article{Sasson1985AMC,
  title={A Major Contribution to Song of Songs Scholarship@@@The Song of Songs and the Ancient Egyptian Love Songs},
  author={Jack M. Sasson and Michael V. Fox},
  journal={Journal of the American Oriental Society},
  year={1985},
  volume={107},
  pages={733}
}
  • J. Sasson, M. Fox
  • Published 1 October 1987
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the American Oriental Society
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