BDAG helps us get a sense of Solomon's use of darling in that plesion Song 2:2 Like a is a "marker of a position quite close to another position. Jack Deere - Even in ideal courtships and marriages most couples encounter some potentially destructive problems. It is no doubt well-intentioned and could be broadly defended on the grounds that the Song illustrates the relation of Christ to his church. Isa. It represents adventure, traveling new and unexplored pathways, taking the risks that a new liberty entails. 4: “My heart is not yet done with your lovemaking, / my (little) [fox]! Thus, the woman may be speaking to her beloved, as in the rest of 2:3–6, but with intense passion. He comes seeking her. 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Lloyd Carr, Solomon's Song of Love - Let a Song of Songs Inspire Your Own Romantic Story, The Message of the Song of Songs Bible Speaks Today- Tom Gledhill, Gaebelein, F, Editor: Expositor's Bible Commentary OT 7 Volume Set: Books: Zondervan Publishing, 01653 - גֶּשֶׁם - downpour and the rain, rain, rains, rainy, shower, Our Daily Bread, Copyright RBC Ministries, Grand Rapids, MI. Her admonition to her friends was to flee temptation. The time you invest in your marriage will pay back with great dividends you might say! In ancient Israel they were eaten during festive celebrations, being viewed as enhancing sexual fertility (2Sa 6:19; 1Chr 16:3). He browses among the lilies. I s She mentions the region of Sharon which is in Northern Galilee near Nazareth between Tabor and the Sea of Galilee. I think there is another picture of our walk as Christians. Clearly Messiah came and will come again. 12 "Let us rise early and go to the vineyards; Let us see whether the vine has budded And its blossoms have opened, And whether the pomegranates have bloomed. Young Man. Here also we have not to suppose that Shulamith carried a bunch of flowers; in her imagination she places herself in the vine-gardens which Solomon had planted on the hill-terraces of Engedi lying on the west of the Dead Sea (Ecclesiastes 2:4), and chooses a cluster of flowers of the cypress growing in that tropical climate, and says that her beloved is to her internally what such a cluster of cypress-flowers would be to her externally. The verb form is imperative, masculine plural, but there is no indication whether the speaker is male or female. NET Note on apple tree - Apple trees were not native to Palestine and had to be imported and cultivated. This specific phrase "my beloved" occurs 24x in 23v - Song 1:13, 14, 16; 2:3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17; 4:16; 5:2, 4, 5, 6 (twice), Song 5:8, 10, 16; 6:2, 3; 7:9, 11, 13; 8:14. Verse 4 is often used by believers to describe God’s love for His people. The element of trust is absolutely essential in marriage. Guzik has an interesting interpretation on pastures his flock among the lilies - He feeds his flock among the lilies: Lips are called lilies in Song 5:13; the maiden probably dreamt of being smothered by kisses all through the night (until the day breaks). Peer (06692) (sus/tsuts - צוּץ) has two distinct senses (a) blossom, bud, flourish (Ps 72:16, 90:6-7, 103:15 most used metaphorically) or as used in Song 2:9 (b) to peek, to peer referring to a person taking a sensitive, inquisitive look at someone or something, often through some obstacle. As part of the church, we are the bride of Christ. Like is used 47x in 36v - Song 1:3, 5, 7, 9, 15; 2:2, 3, 9, 17; 3:6; 4:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11; 5:11, 12, 13, 15; 6:5, 6, 7, 10; 7:1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9; 8:1, 6, 10, 14. Essential Keys to the Song of Songs In this passage, the reader is allowed to listen in on one of their dates....The young woman excitedly described the king’s arrival (Song 2:8-13). Notice Dr Morris says "in type" -- while there is a legitimate role of types in interpretation of the Bible, one needs to be very careful how this term is applied - see Study of Biblical types). She had found her place under his tree and would remain there. MacArthur on catch the foxes - Perhaps, as she literally did in the vineyards, Solomon wanted her to do by analogy in their relationship, i.e., to remove those things in their relationship that would spoil their blossoming love.