Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Song of Solomon 8:2 "I would lead you and bring you Into the house of my mother, who used to instruct me; I would give you spiced wine to drink from the juice of my pomegranates. Song of Solomon 1:1 The Song of Solomon , which is Solomon"s. Song of Solomon 1:1 — "The song of songs" - Word Study on "song" - Strong says the Hebrew word "song" "shiyr" ( שִׁיר) (H 7892) means, "a Song of Solomon , singing." Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. This reveals that her appearance is intoxicating and delightful to him. In return to these vehement desires of the church, Jesus now takes up the subject, and distinguishing her by the title of the fairest among women, directs her in her enquiry where to find him and his fold. A further explanation says the book contains songs wherein marital love is glorified. Eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved." (Ven. Song of Solomon: Kenneth Boa: 2011-06-20 : 18. And on the other hand, delightful to behold the goings forth of the Church's love, awakened by the Holy Ghost on the person of Jesus. All the Scriptures are holy; the Song of songs, the Holy of holies. Verse 1: Verse 2: Verse 3: Verse 4: Verse 5: Verse 6: Verse 7: Verse 8: Verse 9: Verse 10: Verse 11: Verse 12: Verse 13 : Lectionary Calendar. This book one of the ‘spiritual songs,' in which believers are to ‘speak one to another' (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16). Isaiah 26:1. Solomon, like his father, was addicted to poetry, and, which way soever a man's genius lies, he should endeavor to honour God and edify the church with it. Of course the assembly of God is a bride also, but she is the bride, the Lamb's wife (Revelation 19:7; Revelation 21:2; Revelation 21:9). The fourth was sung by Moses when summoned to depart from this world. COCCEIUS. But she would ever think of Solomon in terms of ‘her shepherd’, and thus it would be some time before she would appreciate his splendor in full. 1870. On the other hand the believing remnant of Judah is compared to a young, beautiful bride who is united to the king, the Messiah. The song of songs - A song of peculiar excellence. AINSWORTH. 83] John Westwood, A Short Paraphrase of the Song of Solomon (London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co, 1848), 1. Whoever consults the life and reign of Solomon, will discover that his marriage with Pharaoh's daughter was full twenty years before this book was written. The Chapter opens with giving the title of the book. Verse 1: Verse 2: Verse 3: Verse … 3 The Song does not warm us up to the ideas ahead. In the peaceful character of his Reign. For example, the bride says, "I am sick with love" (, ), and "my beloved is mine and I am his" (, ), "his left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me," (, ), "I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please," (, ). Canon (see App-1). love- or wedding-poems. "Matthew Henry Concise Commentaryon the Whole Bible". She has been taken into Solomon"s tents, and soliloquizes about her beloved (verses: Song of Solomon 1:2, Song of Solomon 1:3); she implores him to come and rescue her (Song of Solomon 1:4); she repels the scorn of the court-ladies (Song of Solomon 1:6); and implores her beloved to tell her where she may find him (Song of Solomon 1:7); the court-ladies ironically reply (Song of Solomon 1:8); meanwhile the king comes in and commences by expressing his admiration (verses: Song of Solomon 1:9-11). It says Verse 1, "Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead. The song which is above all songs. Therefore, many people think that someone else wrote it. The “Song of songs,” i. e., the best or most excellent of songs. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". The Song of Songs is a book of oriental poetry that is marked by special pictorial language. asar , track, place, as when the vulgar expression is used, “The man where ( wo instead of welcher ) has said.”). A song consisting of many songs, or excelling other songs; indicating also the unity of its contents. But it is not only a song, but the song of songs; and if it treats wholly of Jesus and his great salvation, well may it merit this distinguished name. He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. 7:10). Bede, &c.) --- Spiritual delights are to be preferred before all terrestrial ones. These reflect the greater love of God our Creator & lover of our Souls! "Concise Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". Authorship: The first verse of the book may be taken to mean the song written by Solomon or the song about Solomon. This conclusion is not justified for the following reasons. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/song-of-solomon-1.html. Could Israel have made a mistake in this instance? 15. SANCTIUS. The sincere milk of the Word his daily food. Which is Solomon’s.] holy of holies), i.e., “a very excellent song,” but “The song of songs,” i.e., the most excellent or surpassing song. The true Solomon and his love to the Church the great subject of the Song. DE WETTE. He animates her. The book mainly contains dialogues between bride and bridegroom. We know that Solomon composed one thousand and five songs ( 1 Kings 4:32), but the Song of Songs was the most excellent of them all. For the Inquiring Mind – Proverbs for the Obedient Will - & S. of S. for the Loving Heart! Between her and the bridegroom there is a firm relationship from the beginning. 7. The church, in return, commends the loveliness of Jesus, and the chapter concludes in mutual congratulations. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". Only to be properly understood by our becoming part of the Bride whose experience it portrays. It may be rendered, The song of songs, which is concerning Solomon, who as the son and successor of David, on whom the covenant of royalty was entailed, as the founder of the temple, and as one that excelled in wisdom and wealth, was a type of Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, and yet is a greater than Solomon; this is therefore a song concerning him. לִשְׁלֹמֹה to or of Solomon.' KLEUK. Gospel grace puts a new song in the mouth (Psa 40:3; Psa 98:1). Perhaps the songs in his collection included some Psalms. Only one single one, a simple shepherd girl, was able to give him the love, joy and satisfaction, which according to the thoughts of God ought to control and dominate the relationship between woman and man (Genesis 2:18; Genesis 2:24). The Gospel began with songs and ends with them. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mhn/song-of-solomon-1.html. שירה in its original acceptation, a string or chain; Arab poets speaking of stringing their verses as pearls. 2013. However, the Old Testament states that Solomon composed 1,005 songs (1 Kings 4:32), so one might expect him to be the author. The most excellent song, and made up many songs; or, comprehending all the songs, not only of Solomon but of the Prophets: the sum, kernel, and marrow of all sacred songs. This Book, like the rest of Scripture, to be read with seriousness and expounded with discretion; but no argument against reading and preaching from it in the fact that evil men may abuse it. In the Book of Kings it appears as a North Palest. GENEVA BIBLE. NOYES. Ver. They are in the Book of Proverbs. In proverbs, Solomon sings of moral virtues and their benefits; in Ecclesiastes, of the vanity of earthly things; in Canticles, of Divine love and fellowship. In the Song of Songs, however, Solomon as king is a type of Christ as the true king of peace. "Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible". And Reader! "E.W. Christ, in his divine and human nature, is the source of all our good. Song of Solomon 6: Song of Solomon: Song of Solomon 8. Song of Solomon 1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's. The ‘song of songs’ means ‘the most wonderful of songs’. Now does this mean that Christ has got two brides, that is the believing remnant of His earthly people, and the heavenly wife, the assembly? The title of the book at once denotes that it is a connected whole, and is the work of one author. "He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself" (Joh ; Rev 19:10; Luk 24:27). Ecclesiastes, a mournful complaint of the disappointment found in the creature; Canticles a joyous song of the infinite satisfaction found in the Creator. Hebrew, "kisses." And so this might well be called, whether we consider the author of it, who was a great prince, and the wisest of all mortal men; or the subject of it, which is not Solomon, but a greater than Solomon, even Christ, and his marriage with the church; or the matter of it, which is most lofty, containing in it the noblest of all the mysteries contained either in the Old or the New Testament; most pious and pathetical, breathing forth the hottest flames of love between Christ and his people, most sweet and comfortable, and useful to all that read it with serious and Christian eyes. a) Different illustrations over divers relationships in totally different epochs under law in the OT and under grace in the NT are spoken of. Copyright StatementThese files are copyrighted by the author, Gary Everett. 3.I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me (chap. (Tirinus) --- At first the spouse speaks to the bridegroom in the third person, to show her respect, though he was certainly present. The High Song (das Hohelied). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/song-of-solomon-1.html. root-cluster equivalent to אשׁל . He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. There was an immediate attraction between them, but it was some time before he informed her that he was in fact Solomon, the young king of Israel, taking time off from his kingly duties by spending time with some of those who watched over his flocks. (Calmet) --- Wine. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/song-of-solomon-1.html. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Song of Solomon 3:7 . Besides, Pharaoh's daughter was never what the Church is said to be, a keeper of vineyards: neither beaten by watchmen, nor running about by night in quest of her beloved. Its Character at a Composition. A ‘Song of songs A Hebrew expression denoting excellence as king of kings, heaven of heavens, &c. This not only excels all human, but all Divine songs. The content shows precisely that the bride does not yet have a firm fellowship with the king but that she is longing for his communion and love. Also, internal evidence points to Solomonic authorship: the geographical locations mentioned in the book imply a unified monarchy, and some details fit well with Solomon’s … ), but the Song of Songs was the most excellent of them all. c) Finally the union of the Messiah and His earthly bride will happen after His appearing on earth while the wedding of the Lamb will take place earlier in heaven. Wow! The most "beautiful example of Hebrew poetry in its highest style of metaphor and arrangement." Reveals mysteries of Divine love into which the angels desire to look. 1905-1909. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". His title of ‘King,' assumed in Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, here laid aside in contemplating the celestial person of whom he speaks. and in prose (1 Chronicles 5:20; 1 Chronicles 27:27); in Ecclesiastes it is already a component part of the rabbinism in full growth. So we are probably to see the song as referring to a Solomon, who is looking back romantically and rather idealistically to the time when, as a young and virile man, he first experienced true love, and that to the one who was to be his first wife, a young country maiden from the north who had won his heart. There is a possibility, although we do not see it as a fact, that Israel might have included in the Bible one of Solomon's 1,005 songs merely because of their infatuation. The name of God appears just once in the whole book (chap. Next to David's Psalms, the favourite book of the Bible with the Fathers of the Church. The Song of Solomon has a message that all couples need to hear. See Song of Solomon 1:6; Son_5:7; Son_3:2. denotes not totality, but an unlimited number; here it was necessary, because a definite Song - that, namely, lying before us - must be designated as the paragon of songs. 1871-8. Its ascription—"which is Solomon's." This development of love and confidence as well as the ripening experience finds its expression in the following words of the bride: 1.My beloved is mine, and I am his; He feedeth among the lilies (chap. Both old and young love songs, and are attracted by them. Others I reject. It goes without saying that the book also contains teachings for the believer of today. I doubt not, saith one, but as the angels waited at Christ’s sepulchre, so for his sake … Used by Permission. The book is not mentioned in the NT at all. This book, next to the Gospels, the fullest of Christ, and therefore the sweetest to the Christian who is enlightened enough to understand it. Probably this portion of it especially, which speaks most about him. Tradition: The Jews read this book every year at Passover. 2:7; 3:5; 8:4 and 3:6; 6:10; 8:5). The literal Solomon, King of Israel and wisest of men. So called either from the excellence of the composition or the subject. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Used by Permission.No distribution beyond personal use without permission. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. Solomon as the author: Amplifies what David his father had begun in the 45th and 68th Psalms: the Bridegroom in the song called Solomon, either from the dignity of the name (Peaceful), or as suiting the circumstances, or because Solomon was a type of Christ, which was probably known to Solomon himself. (c) Procul hinc, procul este profani, nihil hic nisi castum. Song of Solomon 1:1 — "which is Solomon"s" - Comments- The opening verse of Song of Solomon , which credits its authorship to Song of Solomon , seems to quietly leave out his title as King of Jerusalem and of Israel. Primarily the love of the bridegroom is described and then the growing love of the bride whose relationship to the bridegroom becomes firm and firmer until finally she comes into full enjoyment of his love. 1:1+5; 3:7+9+11; 8:11+12) and besides three times the title "King" (chap. The Lord's ransomed ones to ‘return and come to Zion with songs' (Isa 35:10). Song of Solomon 1:1. In this study, as we move from the tame title—“The Song of Songs, which is Solomon’s” (Song of Solomon 1:1)—into the titillating text of Song of Solomon 1:2-4, I want you to note that there is “no gradual acclimation” into this Song’s theme. Surely such a person as the Lord Jesus is, and such subject-matter as the mutual love and union between Jesus and his people forms, may well be called the song of songs. On the other hand, in the Song itself it is no sign of a post-exilian composition, as Grätz supposes. “the most praiseworthy, most excellent, most highly-treasured among the songs.” The connection is superl. [Song of Solomon 1:13] There is nothing more sure than that the blessed angels do watch over the Church. Some think that he penned it after he recovered himself by the grace of God from his backslidings, as a further proof of his repentance, and as if by doing good to many with this song he would atone for the hurt he had perhaps done with loose, vain, amorous songs, when he loved many strange wives; now he turned his wit the right way. We find other similar Hebrew idioms in the Old Testament; the phrase "holy of holies" (, ), meaning "the most holy place," and the phrase "heaven of heavens" (, ), meaning "the highest of the heavens" (, ), meaning "the most beautiful ornament." The Biblical Illustrator. Song of Solomon 1:1 The song of songs, which [is] Solomon’s. 83] "which is Solomon"s" - Westwood says no one in history served as a closer type and figure of Christ Jesus than did King Solomon. Designed for the Head and the spiritual Solomon, i.e., Christ Deborah and after! 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