Ilana PardesThe Song of Songs


The Song of Songs has been embraced for centuries as the ultimate song of love. But the kind of love readers have found in this ancient poem is strikingly varied. Join us for a conversation among three acclaimed scholars of religion — Ilana Pardes, Leora Batnitzky, and Elaine Pagels — about the history of the greatest love poem ever written.

About the Author


Ilana Pardes is the Katharine Cornell Professor of Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is the author of Countertraditions in the BibleThe Biography of Ancient IsraelMelville’s Bibles, and Agnon’s Moonstruck Lovers.