Christ brings the soul to seek and to find comforts through his ordinances, which are as a banqueting-house where his saints feast with him. THE SONG OF SOLOMON. 337. In the heat of the summer they dine at the gardens, as once or twice a week they dine under a tent in autumn and spring." Christ the Rose of Sharon. I would propose it to the consideration of the learned, whether the word here used, and translated winter, may not be understood to mean what the Aleppines express by the term maurbanie. Even the unripe fruits of holiness are pleasant unto Him whose grace has produced them. Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. 3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. And worthy to exalt the feasts of heaven). The Song of Solomon. (9-16) Commentary on Song of Solomon 5:1 (Read Song of Solomon 5:1) See how ready Christ is to accept the invitations of his people. 1 The Song of a Songs, which is Solomon’s. Where lay the treasures of th' Ithacian race. (1) The disappointments of the church from her own folly. 4 e Draw me after you; f let us run. The bride relates how the bridegroom, attended by his companions, had come under her window, and called upon her to come forth and enjoy the beauties of the spring. i. Solomon is presumed to be the author because he is mentioned six times (Song of Solomon 1:5; 3:7; 3:9; 3:11; 8:11; and 8:12) and there are three references to an unnamed king (Song of Solomon 1:4, 1:12, and 7:5). Song of Solomon Commentary. : 2:4 (1) The maiden describes herself to her beloved. ", My beloved is mine - The words of the bride on his entering: "I am thy own; thou art wholly mine.". 2 As the lily among thorns, so … It becomes them to believe this, when under desertion and absence, and so to ward off temptations. Christ is the Rock, in whom alone she can think herself safe, and find herself easy, as a dove in the hole of a rock, when struck at by the birds of prey. Of such a sort of cessation of rain alone, the bridegroom, methinks, is here to be understood; not of the absolute termination of the rainy season, and the summer droughts being come on. That is, Solomon; Christ, the antitype of Solomon, the church's beloved. (8-13) Christ's care of the church, Her faith and hope. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. He feedeth among the lilies; this shows Christ's gracious presence among believers. But the tree, as I have elsewhere observed, bears figs all the year through, in the climes congenial to it. Chapter 2. Gene Getz short videos (3-12 minutes) - Song of Songs 1:1-4- Intimate Love. But again, she is not ready for him. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Song of Songs 2:3 Or “trees of the forest.” Trees in the Bible are often metaphors for humanity. The bridegroom had just before called her fair; she with a becoming modesty, represents her beauty as nothing extraordinary, and compares herself to a common flower of the field. Preface. "Let him": Him, whom her thoughts were so much employed about; her affections were so strongly after; and whose image was as it were before her, present to her mind. These were formerly put into the new wine (2 lbs. He was seen first behind the wall, and then in the court; and lastly came to the window of his bride's chamber. In this chapter, I. Christ speaks both concerning himself and concerning his church, Song of Solomon 2:1,2. 2 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. Introduction: The discerning reader should be aware that many of the commentaries on Song of Solomon interpret this book allegorically (See Interpretative Approach).The "danger" is that allegory searches for a hidden spiritual meaning that transcends the literal sense of the sacred text. In the first visits at the palace, she was self-conscious and unsure of her appearance and worth. : 2:3: As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. 2. Here, ruddy brass and gold refulgent blazed; There, polished chests embroider'd gestures graced. Song of Solomon 1 Commentary. The vines with the tender grape - The versions understand this of the flowers of the vine. Od. I sat down under … a. I am the rose of Sharon: Her view of herself has remarkably changed. The love of Christ, manifested by his death, and by his word, is the banner he displays, and believers resort to it. The world is a barren tree to the soul; but Christ is a fruitful one. I never saw a healthy tree naked. But in the beginning of spring they grow fast, and become turgid. Salem Media Group. We see him through a glass darkly, as he manifests himself through the lattices. Chapter 5. The ancients preserved their wine, not in barrels or dark cellars under ground, as we do, but in large pitchers, ranged against the wall in some upper apartment in the house, the place where they kept their most precious effects. Song of Songs 2:2 The emblem of a lily was engraved on the upper part of the pillars of Solomon’s temple. a lily of the valleys. The winter is past - Mr. Harmer has made some good collections on this part, from Drs. View Song of Solomon 2 in the note window.. She was sure that she had made a terrible mistake. 1 W I am a flower of Sharon,*. For then the last clause will not be explanatory of the first, and signify that the moist part of the year was entirely past; with which, Dr. Russel assures us, all pleasantness withdraws at Aleppo; but the words will import: "The maurbanie is past and over; the weather is become agreeably warm; the rain too is just ceased, and consequently hath left us the prospect of several days of serenity and undisturbed pleasantness.". Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. When Solomon first proposed to the young woman, she refused him (Song 2:17 to Song 3:4). Solomon composed some 1,005 songs (1 Kings 4:32), and this was the greatest (the song of songs) among them. Chapter 2. A description of the bridegroom, and his love to the bride, Song of Solomon 2:1-9. The versions in general understand some kind of ointment or perfumes by the first term. So Syriac. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. This, in the warmth of his affection, he denies, insisting that she as much surpasses all other maidens as the flower of the lily does the bramble, Song of Solomon 2:2. I am the rose of Sharon - Sharon was a very fruitful place, where David's cattle were fed, 1 Chronicles 27:29. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. So she searched for him. With this verse the first night of the first day is supposed to end. And when poor souls are parched with convictions of sin, with the terrors of the law, or the troubles of this world, weary and heavy laden, they may find rest in Christ. The maiden and her beloved continue to praise each other. We think that perhaps Solomon now wants her to become his wife. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? A summary of Part X (Section2) in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. "Rise up, my fair one, come away" ( Song of Solomon 2:10, 13 ). Song-of-solomon 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. He comes as pleased with his own undertaking. Century Bible Commentary - Song of Solomon 1 Commentary. This, in the warmth of his affection, he denies, insisting that she as much surpasses all other maidens as the flower of the lily does the bramble, Song of Solomon 2:2. Song of Solomon 1 Commentary. Christ's answer. He had 700 wives and princesses and The fig tree putteth forth her green figs - The fig tree in Judea bears double crops; the first of which is ripe in spring. None besides can speak to the heart. Finding Christ thus nigh to her, the soul is in great care that her communion with him is not interrupted. … I charge you - by the roes - This was probably some rustic mode of adjuration. The winter may mean years passed in ignorance and sin, unfruitful and miserable, or storms and tempests that accompanied his conviction of guilt and danger. At Aleppo it lasts about forty days, and is called by the natives maurbanie. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. This is a charge to believers to mortify their sinful appetites and passions, which are as little foxes, that destroy their graces and comforts, and crush good beginnings. SONG OF SOLOMON RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals. Stay me with flagons - I believe the original words mean some kind of cordials with which we are unacquainted. He visits her again. I sat down under his shadow - I am become his spouse, and my union with him makes me indescribably happy. It is not enough to pass by this shadow, but we must sit down under it. Indeed, Dr. Russel, in giving us an account of the excursions of the English merchants at Aleppo, has undesignedly furnished us with a good comment on this and the two following verses. Meantime the lofty rooms the prince surveys. She sees him come. Chapter Contents. The shadows of the Jewish dispensation were dispelled by the dawning of the gospel day. Whether Christ, or the … Go to, To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use our convenient, ὑψοραφον θαλομον κατεβησατο πατρος<-144 Ευρυν, ὁθι νητος χρυσος και χαλκος εκειτο,Εσθης τπ, ευωδες ελαιον.Εν δε πιθοι οινοιο παλαιου ἡδυποτοιοΕστασαν, ακρητον θειον ποτον εντος εχοντες,Ἑξειης ποτε τοιχον αρηροτες· ειποτπ, ΟδυσσευςΟικαδε νοστησειε, και αλγεα πολλα μογησας.Κληΐσται δπ, επεσαν σανιδες πυκινως αραρυιαι,Δικλιδες· εν δε γυνη ταμιη νυκτας τε και ημαρΕσχπ, The fig tree putteth forth her green figs -, Commentary Critical and Explanatory - Unabridged, Kretzmann's Popular Commentary of the Bible, Lange's Commentary on the Holy Scriptures. It is supposed that the second day's eclogue begins at this verse. v1 I am only a wild flower from Sharon, a wild flower of … A double strength of bars secured the gates; Fast by the door wise Euryclea waits, etc. All his saints are in his hand, which tenderly holds their aching heads. The church speaks, 1. The bridegroom had just before called her fair; she with a becoming modesty, represents her beauty as nothing extraordinary, and compares herself to a common flower of the field. Chapter 6. Verses 8-13 The church pleases herself with thoughts of further communion with Christ. Part 1, Chapter 3. Chapter 1. Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. And though Christ seemed to have withdrawn, yet he was even then a very present help. It is of a white and violet color [MAURER, GESENIUS, and WEISS]. אאֲנִי֙ חֲבַצֶּ֣לֶת הַשָּׁר֔וֹן שֽׁוֹשַׁנַּ֖ת הָֽעֲמָקִֽים: a rose: Heb. It occurs nowhere else in the Old Testament; and another word is used for the rainy part of the year in general. 4 He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. In his shadow * I delight to sit, and his fruit is sweet to my taste. There was a place called Bithron, 2 Samuel 2:29, on the other side of Jordan; and as the name signifies Partition, it might have had its name from the circumstance of its being divided or separated from Judea by the river Jordan. Shulamith comes forward, and, singing, salutes her beloved. Lilies are symbols of purity in the “temple” of our inner being. For your b love is better than wine; 3 your c anointing oils are fragrant; your d name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you. i. Solomon is presumed to be the author because he is mentioned six times (Song of Solomon 1:5, 3:7, 3:9, 3:11, 8:11, and 8:12) and there are three references to an unnamed king (Song of Solomon 1:4, 1:12, and 7:5). The nightingales, too, which are there in abundance, not only afford much pleasure by their songs in the gardens, but are also kept tame in the houses, and let out at a small rate to divert such as choose it in the city; so that no entertainments are made in the spring without a concert of these birds. So 2:1-17.. 1. rose--if applied to Jesus Christ, it, with the white lily (lowly, 2Co 8:9), answers to "white and ruddy" ().But it is rather the meadow-saffron: the Hebrew means radically a plant with a pungent bulb, inapplicable to the rose. Song-of-solomon 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. The mutual love of Christ and his church. 1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. Song-of-solomon 2:2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. In the Middle Ages, the Song was the subject of more commentaries than any other Old Testament book. 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! The saints of old saw him, appearing through the sacrifices and ceremonial institutions. If this thought be admitted, it will greatly illustrate the words of the bridegroom: Lo, the winter is past; the rain is over, and gone. Remembering the pleasure and satisfaction she has in communion with Christ, Song of Solomon 2:3,4. Those whose hearts are filled with love to Christ, and hope of heaven, know best what these things mean. Christ's care of the church, Her faith and hope. King James Bible Song of Solomon Chapter: 2. Song of Solomon 1:2 "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love [is] better than wine." Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. The wicked, the daughters of this world, who have no love to Christ, are as thorns, worthless and useless, noxious and hurtful. These gentlemen, it seems, dine abroad under a tent, in spring and autumn on Saturdays, and often on Wednesdays. Christ will come over every separating mountain to take us home to himself. The mutual love of Christ and his church. Believers have tasted that the Lord Jesus is gracious; his fruits are all the precious privileges of the new covenant, purchased by his blood, and communicated by his Spirit; promises are sweet to a believer, and precepts also. The mutual love of both, Song of Solomon 2:14-17. : 2:2: As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. Commentary on the Book of Song of Solomon Song of Solomon 1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. Themes and Colors Key LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in Song of Solomon, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. The voice of prayer is sweet and acceptable to God; those who are sanctified have the best comeliness. Solomon composed some 1,005 songs (1 Kings 4:32), and this was the greatest (the song of songs) among them. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Chapter 4. ii., ver. I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. She soon felt sorry. This may be applied to the prospect the Old Testament saints had of Christ's coming in the flesh. Come over the mountains of Bether, "the mountains that divide," looking forward to that day of light and love. τ. λ. . If our mouths are out of taste for the pleasures of sin, Divine consolations will be sweet to us. The first risings of sinful thoughts and desires, the beginnings of trifling pursuits which waste the time, trifling visits, small departures from truth, whatever would admit some conformity to the world; all these, and many more, are little foxes which must be removed. 1832. And the couple were engaged. Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the … Song of Solomon 2:15. CHAPTER 2. The author of what was then called A New Translation of Solomon's Song, observes. Song of Solomon 2:15 is a wise and beautiful verse. Untouch'd they stood, till, his long labors o'er. There now follows a cantiuncula. (14-17). The hope and calling of the church. 1. The mountains of Bether - Translated also mountains of division, supposed to mean the mountains of Beth-horon. The young woman. Chapter 8 Corruptions are thorns in the flesh; but the lily now among thorns, shall be transplanted into that paradise where there is no brier or thorn. Chapter 3. "Song of Solomon Chapter 2" at http://www.guidedbygodsword.com/blog a daily bible reading and commentary. It is mentioned as a place of excellence, Isaiah 35:2, and as a place of flocks, Isaiah 65:10, Perhaps it would be better, with almost all the versions, to translate, "I am the rose of the field." 2:1: I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. "Take care of the vineyard: set the traps for the foxes, which are spoiling the vines; and destroy their young as far as possible. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Their love shall celebrate a new spring. In this chapter, I. Christ speaks both concerning himself and concerning his church (v. 1, v. 2).II. Song of Solomon 2 – “My Beloved Is Mine and I Am His” A. He standeth behind our wall - This may refer to the wall by which the house was surrounded, the space between which and the house constituted the court. And a day of comfort will come after a night of desertion. All these encouraging tokens and evidences of Divine favour, are motives to the soul to follow Christ more fully. I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys. They abounded in Judea; and did most damage when the clusters were young and tender. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Shaw and Russet, which I shall transcrilbe. to every cask) to give it a fine flavour. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. ii. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:4". Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:14-17 (Read Song of Solomon 2:14-17) The church is Christ's dove; she returns to him, as her Noah. II. The church is weak in herself, yet is strong in Him that supports her. Until the day break - Literally, until the day breathe; until the first dawn, which is usually accompanied with the most refreshing breezes. That is, the fig tree has always ripe or unripe fruit on it. 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