Song of Solomon Song of songs

In the traditional Jewish understanding, the song is a religious allegory recounting God's love for Israel and the history of their relationship. For Christians it is an allegory of Christ love for the Church. The dating of the song is uncertain, since there is nothing to tie it to a specific historical setting. It has been assigned dates ranging from the times of Solomon (mid-tenth century BCE) down to third or second era. Some scholars hold that a song is a single poem written by a single author but lacking any overall pattern. By portraying lovers, the song represents an idea, and an ideal of love. It shows a relationship charged with erotic energy and a joyous, sensual world, in which the land's rebirth in spring is the counterpart of the maiden's blossoming into womanhood. Sexuality is treated with restrain and indirection and affirm without coyness or apology. ( The Harper Collins study Bible) 903-904.
"How beautiful you are, my love, how very beautiful! Your eyes are doves behind your veil. Your hair is like a flock of goats, moving down the slopes of Gilead. Your teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes that have come up from the washing, all of which bear twins,and no one among them is bereaved. Your lips are like a crimson thread, and your mouth is lovely. Your cheeks are like halves of pomegranate behind your veil. Your neck is like the tower of David, built in courses" (song 4.1-4a.) A praise song that describes the beloved part by part with bold and sometimes starling metaphors. Metaphors are often extended by a description pertaining only to the image itself, not to the beloved's appearance.
Impetuous and calm, like Solomon's love.

"Where has your beloved gone, O fairest among women? Which way has your beloved turned, that we may seek him with you? My beloved has gone down to his garden, to the bed of spices, to pasture his flock and to gather lilies. I am my beloved and my beloved is mine; he pastures his flock among the lilies" (song 6. 1-3) These words remind me of those from (Jn 14.10) Do you not believe that I am in the father and the father is in me? "There are sixty queens and eighty concubines, and maidens without number" (song 6.8) Here, mentions the many women that solomon had during his reign.

The song of Solomon is a beautiful poem that expresses the feelings of a couple in love. All the romanticism and erotism well manifested, is an example of the way we are suppose to love our spouses, and showed and prove it. the interpretation that the church gives to it is that: Jesus Christ love his church with all this enthusiasm and fervor, and dedication.

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