Only this one song of Solomon has been preserved. Receive every article in your inbox by subscribing below. 31:3 ) we with lovingkindness to him must run after him, Isa. Observe, (1.) Readers are encouraged to consider the volumes in this section before making a purchase. Christ, the bridegroom, speaks in answer to the complaints and requests of his spouse (v. 8-11). The plea she uses for the enforcing of this request: "For why should I be as one that turns aside by (or after) the flocks of thy companions, that pretend to be so, but are really thy competitors, and rivals with thee.’’ Note, Turning aside from Christ after other lovers is that which gracious souls dread, and deprecate, more than any thing else. "We will retain the relish and savour of this kindness of thine and never forget it: We will remember thy loves more than wine; no only thy love itself (v. 2), but the very remembrance of it shall be more grateful to us than the strongest cordial to the spirits, or the most palatable liquor to the taste. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'bestbiblecommentaries_com-leader-4','ezslot_24',118,'0','0'])); Technical questions related to the Hebrew text or scholarly debate are addressed in the footnotes. Those are fair, in Christ’s account, who have, not the piercing eye of the eagle, but the pure and chaste eye of the dove, not like the hawk, who, when he soars upwards, still has his eye upon the prey on earth, but a humble modest eye, such an eye as discovers a simplicity and godly sincerity and a dove-like innocency, eyes enlightened and guided by the Holy Spirit, that blessed Dove, weeping eyes. Thy love is better than wine - The versions in general translate דדיך dodeyca, thy breasts; and they are said to represent, spiritually, the Old and New Testaments. The church in general, being in distress, speaks to particular churches to guard them against the danger they were in of being offended at the church’s sufferings, 1 Th. It is hoped that these books will aid the Christian pastor, preacher, teacher, student, as well as any Bible reader that wants to understand more about Song of Solomon. This has been understood as meaning “one of Solomon’s songs,” with allusion to the 1,005 songs (1Kings 4:32) which that monarch composed. In lieu of a comments section, I accept and encourage letters to the editor. We find this mentioned seven times (chap. Even though one may not agree with his final conclusions, his thinking is provocative and will lead the reader to think through old issues.” (Amazon, Westminster Books). The spouse, in this dramatic poem, is here first introduced addressing herself to the bridegroom and then to the daughters of Jerusalem.I. The church expresses her value for Christ, and returns esteem (v. 16): Behold, thou art fair. The rabbins consider this superior to all songs. Each section begins with a fresh translation, followed by paragraph-by-paragraph commentary, and concluding with a summary of the passage’s theological implications. 4:6, Ps. Carr’s volume is another popular-level commentary, but one that has a lot of scholarly research behind it. Men of business ought to be devout men, and not to think that business will excuse them from that which is every man’s great business—to keep up communion with God. 8:10 . 2. Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, My mother's children were angry with me -, I have compared thee - to a company of horses -, He shall lie all night betwixt my breasts -, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible. Some think that it was penned upon occasion of his marriage with Pharaoh’s daughter, but that is uncertain; the tower of Lebanon, which is mentioned in this book ch. 22:11 ), to see that nothing be wanting that is fit for them; he sups with them and they with him (Rev. Attraction between people based on appearance is natural; at the end of the day, though, it is character that really counts! My daily, curated collection of Kindle deals for Christians. Jesus Christ graciously provides both repast and repose for his sheep; they are not starved, but well fed, not scattered upon the mountains, but fed together, fed in green pastures and in the hot time of the day led by the still waters and made to lie down under a cool refreshing shade. Christ is pleased to reckon himself honoured by it, and to accept of it as an instance of respect to him, as it was in the wise men of the east, who paid their homage to the new-born King of the Jews by presenting to him frankincense and myrrh. A good name is as precious ointment, but Christ’s name is more fragrant than any other. 40:11 . 28: -. For those reasons and others I will never have a huge library. While the king sitteth at his table - במסבו bimsibbo, in his circle, probably meaning the circle of his friends at the marriage festivals, or a round table. The Message of the Song of SongsThe Bible Speaks Todayby Tom Gledhill. Ecclesiastes and the Song of SongsApollos Old Testament Commentaryby Daniel C. Fredericks, • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, sees “it as an anthology of love poems rather than as a drama”. verse 2: … May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth. Michael Jordan, Paris Hilton, Bill Gates, Michael Jackson—what came to your mind when you read each of these names? From these results, scholars with a deep knowledge of the fathers and a heart for the church have hand selected material for each volume, shaping, annotating, and introducing it to today’s readers. It is God only that is our exceeding joy, Ps. Because of the diffuse fragrancy of his love and the fruits of it (v. 3): "Because of the savour of thy good ointment (the agreeableness and acceptableness of thy graces and comforts to all that rightly understand both them and themselves), thy name is as ointment poured forth, thou art so, and all that whereby thou hast made thyself known; thy very name is precious to all the saints; it is an ointment and perfume which rejoice the heart.’’ The unfolding of Christ’s name is as the opening of a box of precious ointment, which the room is filled with the odour of. It is more probable that he penned it in the beginning of his time, while he kept close to God and kept up his communion with him; and perhaps he put this song, with his father’s psalms, into the hands of the chief musician, for the service of the temple, not without a key to it, for the right understanding of it. Wisdom has furnished her table, Prov. 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Compulerantque greges Corydon et Thyrsis in unum: Thyrsis oves, Corydon distentas lacte capellas; "Beneath a holm repair'd two jolly swains: Their sheep and goats together grazed the plains; Both young Arcadians, both alike inspired, To sing and answer as the song required.". Please read: Why are the Song of Solomon commentaries below not in the “Top 10”? See more about the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series.

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