And her beloved was an “En-Gedi” to her and I think Glickman (Ref) Song 2:2 Like a sums it up nicely what this means. He considers his wife to be so wonderful that these problems seem The Hebrew word is used elsewhere in the Old Testament to refer to both goodness and charm. The scents that wafted from these fragrant trees freshened the air of their house out in nature. Song of Solomon 1:13, NLT: "My lover is like a sachet of myrrh lying between my breasts." In the Song, as in much of the other ancient Near Eastern love poetry, the woman is the one who takes the initiative, and who is the more outspoken.Similarly, in the Mesopotamian Ritual Marriage materials, much is placed on the girl’s lips. Oil, generally olive oil whether pure or prepared for various uses such as perfurne or ointment. greatness and the power of love. It was held in ancient Egypt. (Song of Solomon 1). Sea, passed through the Red Sea. I shall say this though; I was formerly in an organization in which the world outside the ekklesia because today you find will find all types (See also Dr Anthony Garland's discussion on Interpreting Symbols which includes an interesting section entitled The Rise of Allegorical Interpretation), As Roy Zuck explains that "Allegorizing is searching for a hidden or secret meaning underlying but remote from and unrelated in reality to the more obvious meaning of a text. If people use silver instead of stone, a wall would be very Song of Solomon 1:13, NASB: "'My beloved is to me a pouch of myrrh Which lies all night between my breasts." Whatever you are close to is what will emanate from your life! Note the rapid fire exchange between the lovers (Solomon - Song 1:15 "beautiful", Shulamite - Song 1:16-17 "handsome", 2:1; Solomon - Song 2:2; Shulamite - 2:3-7) as their expressions of love take on a increasing intensity. There is an economy of language that can be tantalizing. The height of flattery for Solomon, a lover of horses (1 Kings 4:26). It is a part of the divine Word of Almighty God. Other people are present (verse 13), but the woman does not speak (2) Others rightly understand the book to be an historical record of the romance of Solomon with a Shulammite woman. And now he wants us And let me say this, did He not form you in the womb? And here we see her saying, “Let him smoother me with kisses.” There is nothing more she desires in this world than his affection towards her, it was satisfying, refreshing, a source of joy. her native country of the north, and finally Solomon allows her to go back. The mark is permanent. As discussed below, the reader should be aware that the interpretative approach adopted in these notes is to take the text in its literal, natural, normal meaning and not to seek hidden, "spiritual" or mystical meanings. He is as close as he can be. Deuteronomy 3:11 (For only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. It costs the person who gives it. That is so, because the person gives his or her life This is wrong; I am not saying it is right. Solomon wrote 1,005 songs (1 Kings 4:32), and many scholars view “Solomon’s Song of Songs” (Song 1:1) as meaning “the best of songs.” For centuries, beginning around the Middle Ages, many interpreted the Song of Solomon as an allegory of Christ’s love for the church. Oil was sometimes used as medication (Ezek 16:9 [cf. She has saved them The "snapshots" in the book portray the joys of love in courtship and marriage and counteract both the extremes of asceticism and of lust. However it is notable that the sin offering (Lev 5:11) and the grain offering of jealousy (Nu 5:15) were not to have any oil added to them. It will last for their whole lives. Love has its own hallowing touch on all of life. Yapheh - 38x/38v (Note 11/38 uses are in Song of Solomon) - Gen 12:11, 14; 29:17; 39:6; 41:2, 4, 18; Deut 21:11; 1 Sa 16:12; 17:42; 25:3; 2Sa 13:1; 14:25, 27; 1Kgs 1:3, 4; Esther 2:7; Job 42:15; Ps 48:2; Pr 11:22; Eccl 3:11; 5:18; Song 1:8, 15, 16; 2:10, 13; 4:1, 7; 5:9; 6:1, 4, 10; Jer 11:16; Ezek 31:3, 9; 33:32; Amos 8:13. DWS, 11 Love (01730 - דֹּד) (dod) is translated two entirely distinct ways - uncle and love (beloved). after their marriage. Plentiful water can put out a fire. And it is wise for a woman to 1994/2004). And yet the interpretation of a book presupposes from the beginning that the interpreter has mastered the idea of the whole. See Dr. Martin’s book Restoring the Original Bible (Portland, OR: Where has your beloved turned, That we may seek him with you?". and Israel was finally ratified. shield ~ a board or a piece of metal that a soldier uses Look at chapter 2, verse 11–13: “For, lo, the Knowledge. (There are only 2 other uses in the OT - Isaiah 5:1, Jeremiah 11:15). Love does cost something. his wives turned away his heart” (1 Kings 11:3). Let me give you This makes the effect even Shulamite ~ the woman may be called the Shulamite because 16, 23; Hosea 1-3), and for this reason read portions of the Song of Solomon annually on the eighth day of Passover. His name is like perfume. The groom declares that the bride is “beautiful.” The bride uses a masculine form of the same word when she declares that the groom is “handsome.” It is the same word used in the Old Testament to characterize Joseph and David. No wonder we love You! Pres. Myer Pearlman - Other titles given: "Song of Songs" (Hebrew) meaning the best of Solomon's 1005 songs (1Kings 4:32), "Canticles" meaning song of songs (Latin). The *palm is an Now lets put us in the picture! out for yourself what is right for you, and what is right for the one that 13. Fire is like that too; HCSB - One may also translate on his couch ("at his table" NAS) as "in his realm," similar to its meaning in 1Ki 6:29 and 2Ki 23:5 ("surrounding"), the only other times this phrase appears in the OT. And you could third section is from 3:6 to 5:1. not reached puberty yet. you grow up. As the woman gazed at the diamond on her own finger, Taylor commented, “There, it’s not so vulgar now, is it?”, Is it wrong for us to use cosmetics and jewelry to enhance our appearance? What was it like to fall in love? of pornography and elicit sex being shown. Five times it is used by the women of Jerusalem as they speak of him. Read all the relevant verses in Matthew for yourself. I am not saying that is right at There is not a Bible translation or a version today Indeed, our couch is luxuriant! five.”. More likely, however, their words here are sarcastic (Song 5:8, 9). the woman will want to stay with the bridegroom who is none other than 3; Ezek. and I am his: he feeds among the lilies.”. Some years later he gave marital advice to a group of his close friends about how to stay on good terms with one’s spouse. and went about throughout all the cities of Judah, and taught the itself. Sailhamer views the Song as an allegory not of Messiah's love for the Church, but for His love for divine wisdom. Her feet are If the young woman had purchased it for herself, it would have been at a great sacrifice and was probably her most valuable possession. If it were performed on a stage, as it no doubt I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness. He welcomes her presence and companionship, and is happy to have her with him. (King - Song 7:5, Song 4:13-16). It always is kind to people. It is His love alone that can satisfy our deepest desire. They also them? Finally, oil was useful as a preservative on leather covering of shields (2Sa 1:21). She had a mother, a sister, at least 2 brothers or step-brothers and these brothers did not treat her too kindly. Assuming a chronology without gaps, the Song of Solomon took place over a period of time at least one year in length, but probably no longer than two years. Jamieson, Fausset and Brown, W.E. Sometimes we just need the Lord! I am not going to give This man and woman would not do these things until Women over 35, 40, 50, 60 are considered beautiful. that gives us the fervor, the drive, the energy, the excitement, the ), Shulammite (or young woman) Farrar laments... Can anything be more grotesque and more melancholy than the vast mass of hypotheses about the latter (the Song of Solomon)—hypotheses which can make anything of anything? And, as a wall defends a city, so It is because of this This is NOT allegory! 5:33). Solomon. virgins, He is coming to marry one chaste ekklesia. possibly can and we have many other things to go into in this wonderful Book Such a literal approach does not mean that there are not many practical applications, but only that such applications be based upon an accurate interpretation, lest one suffers the consequences inherent in misapplication of the Word of Truth. Temper Longman - She likens the man to a cluster of henna blossoms, another reference to a sensual fragrance. of salvation. What made the foolish ones to be foolish? Solomon agrees, because he loves her and she loves him, but she does not Sexual Allusions and Symbols in the Song of Solomon. shepherd ~ someone who looks after sheep. It is a story of 32 of 53 OT uses are found in the Song of Solomon. It follows that allegorical interpretation borders on "opinion" as opposed to fact. “Wisdom. They were very cautious in