The author casts „The Magnificat” against the thought and wide
literary context of the Old Testament. He points to the three levels
creating the background to the Canticle of Mary. The first of these
concerns language, where the author addresses the attempts to retrovert
the text from Greek to Hebrew. The following level deals with
the analogies to selected Old Testament phrases and verses, whereas
the third addresses the references to important concepts and ideas
extant in the Old Testament.