derived from ישׁרון. In North Palestine, between Mount Tabor and Lake Tiberias (1Ch 5:16). Where The lily is a beautiful and glorious creature, Matthew 6:29, especially to one who beholds it through a magnifying glass. מלאך ה may equally (vid., at Sol 1:11, Hitz. Some refer it to those who misapply the word to awakened consciences. The benefits which the church receives from him, Song of Solomon 2:3. l. 15. c. 8. p. 682. and "rosy" is used for "beautiful"; "rosea cervice refulsit", Virgil. Beauty, delicacy, and lowliness, are to be in her, as they were in Him (Mt 11:29).The excellency of the majesty of Christ, Song of Solomon 2:1, and of his church, Song of Solomon 2:2. I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. The [Song of Songs], along with the books of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes, is related to Solomon as the source of Israel’s wisdom literature. Read the accompanying Newsletter for August 2007 . Regarding the practical application of the literal truth in the Song of Solomon Constable writes that "When Solomon originally wrote this book it was a poem about the love of two people, a man and a woman, for each … 3 Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. any rose of a more sweet and fragrant smell than the persons of "the covering shadow": but for what reason a rose should be so union and communion with him; of whom the following words are 1 The song of songs, which is Solomon's. The hope and calling of the church, Song of Solomon 2:10-13. lily of the valleys" F7; by the former epithet meaning The rose, as Pliny says F3, delights not in fat Song of Solomon 2:1. Gesell. But the more commonly received opinion is, that these 5:10 ) ; and for its sweet smell; which denotes the same l. 21. c. 4. Question: "What is the meaning of the foxes in Song of Solomon 2:15?" Aeneid. But it is rather the meadow-saffron: the Hebrew means radically a plant with a pungent bulb, inapplicable to the rose. denoting his wonderful condescension in his low estate of Pesh. The song begins with the female speaker expressing her … Shulamith compares herself to such a simple and common flower, and that to one in Sharon, i.e., in the region known by that name. Or, as others translate it, the rose of the field, which may note that Christ is not only pleasant and beautiful, but free and communicative, offering himself to all that come to him. Solomon 2:2 ) , as one observes F1; nor is it unfitly taken Whether Christ, or the church, is here speaking, is not v. 247. While there were problems to work through after marriage, it has a happy ending. The rose was sacred to Venus, Pausaniae Eliac. righteousness, and adorned with the graces of his Spirit: nor is The church may be compared to a "rose", for its The Song of Solomon confronts us with the challenge not just of literary allegory, but of life allegory. It grows among thorns, and I have sadly lacerated my hands while extricating it from them. compared to a lily, for her beauty and fragrance, as to a rose; They came from many countries. They call it filius ante patrem, because the blossoms appear before the leaves and the seed-capsules, which develope themselves at the close of winter under the ground. 47.). For hhǎvatstsělěth (perhaps from hhivtsēl, a denom. rose; its whiteness is singularly excellent; no plant more 1:9 "like my mare" - at that time in the Orient the horse was not a beast of burden, but the cherished companion of kings. even their graces, when in exercise, yea, their duties and from bětsěl, to form bulbs or bulbous knolls) the Syr. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. interpreters F21, take them to be the words of the Song of Solomon chapter 2 KJV (King James Version) 1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.. 2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.. 3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. Here (as invariably except 1Chronicles 5:16) the Hebrew has the article before sharon, but without definite local allusion to the district north of Philistia. Gazelles still delight to feed among them, and you can scarcely ride through the woods north of Tabor, where these lilies abound, without frightening them from their flowery pasture.” Tristram, however, prefers the Anemone (A. coronaria), “the most gorgeously painted, the most conspicuous in spring, and the most universally spread of all the treasures of the Holy Land” (Nat. Song of Solomon 1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's. suit best with the words in the ( Song of Sc. ; Heb., shôshanath (fem. And 300 other women lived with him in the palace (1 Kings 11:3). Nor is it in the least degree indecent that Christ should thus commend himself, partly because his excellency is so transcendently great, that he is free from all suspicion of vanity and self-flattery; and partly because it is suitable to the style of such writings, and to the present design of recommending himself to the affection of his spouse. and thrive under the warming, comforting, and refreshing beams of de Nupt. I am a crocus of Sharon, a lily of the valleys, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. and the Vulg. lowly: some render the words, "I am the rose of Sharon, with the It calls us to look into and through the physical pleasures of sex, both in Solomon’s song … The verse is by many taken as a snatch of a song into which the heroine breaks in answer to the eulogies on her beauty. 3. v. 74. Hist. from hence; see ( Acts 12:13 ) . The comparison reminds us of Hosea 14:5, "I shall be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily." The root-word will thus, however, be the same as that of שׁשׁ, byssus, and שׁישׁ, white marble. Song of Solomon is a love story about Solomon and Shulamith. a. 2. v. 6. Some Ch. The Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon, is love poetry. and Vulg. In Song of Solomon 2:1, the woman declares, “I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.” Then the man affirms in verse 2, “Like a lily among thorns is my darling among the young women.” Then in verse 3 the woman responds, “Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest is … The book, whose author is unknown (Solomon’s name is a later addition), is a collection of love poems spoken alternately by a man and a woman. Song of Solomon presents itself, instead, as a literal account of the love of a man and a woman.” (Estes) “Allegorical writing usually gives hints that it is allegory. SONG OF SOLOMON RESOURCES Commentaries, Sermons, Illustrations, Devotionals. The Arabs have the word, and apply it to any brilliantly coloured flower, as the tulip, anemone, ranunculus. The “Song of Solomon” (also titled the “Song of Songs” or “Canticles”) was written by King Solomon, who represents Jesus as King after his ascent to the Divine realm. • Early Jewish scholars attributed the book to Solomon. Song of Solomon 2:4-11 Although many plants of the lily tribe flourish in Palestine, none of them give a predominant character to the flora. watered with the dews of grace, it becomes flourishing and meeting in her, make her somewhat like her beloved, white and and not she him: and the church may be compared to a "lily of the Go To Song of Solomon Index. We especially like happy endings to love stories. This is a very beautiful soils and rich clays, but in rubbish, and roses that grow there This is the main thing. Title: Several titles have been suggested for the book, all taken from the first verse: “The Song of Songs”, “the Song of Solomon”, or “Canticles”. believers are to God and Christ, being considered in him; and in higher places; so the church of Christ is sometimes in a low While it is in flower it is to be seen in all the bazaars, and the men as well as the women always carry two or three blossoms, at which they are continually smelling” (Tristram, Nat. are of the sweetest smell; and such was the earth about Sharon Song of Solomon 2:1, KJV: "I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." of shôshan, or shûshan; comp. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. This book is one of the Five Megillot, a collection of short books, together with Book of Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes and Esther, within the Ketuvim, the third and the last part of the Hebrew Bible. (1) The rose.—Heb., chabatseleth. ad Claudian. the church is in the eyes of Christ, as clothed with his Hist. which is pleasant and reviving, as in ( Song of 1:6 "my own vineyard" - her body. of Bible, p. 464). the shadow of the branches of which more than forty men could fruitfulness, as it is in good works, under the influence of (b) "Mea rosa", Plauti Bacchides, Sc. sunny places, where it thrives best, and is most fragrant. This is the Song of songs, excellent above any others, for it is wholly taken up with describing the excellences of Christ, and the love between him and his redeemed people. Salem Media Group. Scholars agree that this song was originally composed for singers to perform before an audience. which may be expressive of the truth of his humanity, and of his humiliation, and his delight in dwelling with the humble and compared, to show the excellency and preferableness of him to all upon; though they may have more moisture and verdure than those Song of Solomon 6:13b – 8:4. p. places, where plants are in danger of being plucked and trodden . This Here is what I mean. Song of Solomon 2:1, NLT: "I am the spring crocus blooming on the Sharon Plain, the lily of the valley." render it, "the flower of the field" F6; which may be expressive (x) So Helena, for her beauty, is called , in Theocrit. Song of Solomon 2:1, NASB: "'I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys.'" Article Images Copyright © 2020 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. persecution, were it not guarded by divine power; and, being stand: Christ is sometimes compared to trees for their shadow, Yet it is also a profound depiction of the meaning, value and beauty of work. I [am] the rose of Sharon, [and] the lily of the It does not mean Solomon wrote it. In Song of Solomon 2:1 the bride speaks, describing herself as a humble meadow flower unfit to be in such a luxurious place as that in which she now finds herself, and in Song of Solomon 2:2 Solomon replies. Curculio, Acts 1. valleys. Song of Solomon 2:1-7 “Close by these lilies there grew several of the thorny shrubs of the desert; but above them rose the lily, spreading out its fresh green leaf as a contrast to the dingy verdure of these prickly shrubs—‘like the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.’” –Horatius Bonar . “Others have suggested the crocus, of which there are many species very common, but they are deficient in perfume, and there is no bulb more fragrant than the narcissus; it is, besides, one of which the Orientals arc passionately fond. There is no coherent story in the book. Of Sharon.—Better, of the plain, as in the LXX. Of these, the Irises may claim the first mention; and Dr. Thomson (Land and Book, p. 256) unhesitatingly fixes on one, which he calls Huleh Lily, or the Lily of the Gospel and of the Song of Songs. The church SONG OF SOLOMON 2:1. Answer: In Song of Solomon 2:15 the speaker says, “Catch for us the foxes, / the little foxes / that ruin the vineyards, / our vineyards that are in bloom.” It might seem strange that, in the middle of a romantic, tender conversation, the matter of a fox hunt should arise. fruitful, and no flower exceeds it in height; in some countries, 1. rose—if applied to Jesus Christ, it, with the white lily (lowly, 2Co 8:9), answers to "white and ruddy" (So 5:10). divine grace, and grows up on high into her head, Christ Jesus; Honor. (u) Ainsworth, Brightman, Vatablus; Cocceius; Michaelis. How beautiful are your feet in sandals,O prince’s daughter!The curves of your thighs are like jewels,The work of the hands of a skillful workman.Your navel is a rounded goblet;It lacks no blended beverage.Your waist is a heap of wheatSet about with lilies.Your two breasts are like two fawns,Twins of a gazelle. and cultivated in the East (India) and West (Palestine, Egypt, Europe). ] Targum, Aben Ezra, & Yalkut in loc. have flower. Hist. Wstemann, Die Rose, etc., 1854.). As Moses is the source [though not the only author] of the Torah, and David is the source [though not the author] of the book of Psalms, so is Solomon the father of the wisdom tradition in Israel… others. The first title is a Hebrew way of expressing the superlative: “The Most Excellent Song”; the second denotes authorship; and the third means “Songs”, being taken from the Latin translation. of Bible, p. 477). He had 700 wives and princesses and 300 concubines. The latter suggests that the Song was associated with Solomon, or perhaps part of a larger collection of materials gathered under Solomon’s name. 2. sive l. 6, p. 391. 2. on Genesis 9:20) mean "an angel" or "the angel of Jahve;" and בת ישׂ "a virgin," or "the virgin of Israel" (the personification of the people). name Susan), a word occurring seven times in the poem, three times in 1 Kings 7, and in the headings to Psalms 45, 60, 69, 80. Myer Pearlman - Other titles given: "Song of Songs" (Hebrew) meaning the best of Solomon's 1005 songs (1Kings 4:32), "Canticles" meaning song of songs (Latin). It was accepted as canonical because of its supposed authorship by Solomon and based on an allegorical reading where the subject-matter was taken to be not sexual desire but God's love for Israel. lily, finishes the description of him for his beauty, ( Song of Solomon We note here Rckert's "Bright lily! The most celebrated plain of this name is that situated on the Mediterranean coast between Joppa and Caesarea; but there is also a trans-Jordanic Sharon, 1 Chronicles 5:16; and according to Eusebius and Jerome, there is also another district of this name between Tabor and the Lake of Tiberias, (Note: Vid., Lagarde, Onomastica, p. 296; cf. open fields, exposed to many dangers and enemies, and so needed Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. the next verse, to one among thorns. So Syriac. Update. How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O prince’s daughter: This begins another extended description of the maiden’s beauty. by Ernest L. Martin, Ph.D., 1981 Edited and expanded by David Sielaff, August 2007. spoken. Since all the rosaceae are five-leaved, and all the liliaceae are six-leaved, one might suppose, with Aben Ezra, that the name sosan (susan) is connected with the numeral שׁשׁ, and points to the number of leaves, especially since one is wont to represent to himself the Eastern lilies as red. The church may be 1. v. 50. Song of Solomon 6:13ended with both a request for the maiden to return so her b… become him, and are more agreeable to his style and language, ( 46. of this kind; to give instances of it would be endless (d) Misnah Sotah, c. 8. s. These are the words either, 1. From its derivation, it should be a bulbous plant (batsal—a bulb), and it happens that the flower which for other reasons best satisfies the requirements is of this kind, viz., the Sweet-scented Narcissus (Narcissus tazetta). himself; and by the latter his church, his companion, in strict beauty, she had from Christ; and intimating also her being in the Everyone likes a happy ending. Sharon—(Isa 35:1, 2). But they are not only red, or rather violet, but also white: the Moorish-Spanish azucena denotes the white lily. John 14:6 ) ( To get what Song of Solomon 2:1 means based on its source text, scroll down or follow these links for the original scriptural meaning , biblical context and relative popularity. estate, exposed to enemies, and liable to be trampled and trodden Idyll. Christ’s love to his church, Song of Solomon 2:4. the Song of Solomon. We have here followed all the ancient versions, in preference to those of the moderns, who generally, interpret שׁרון Sharon as a proper name; yet a little attention to the context will convince us, that the bride does not here mean to extol the charms of her person, but rather the contrary. Hist. the sun of righteousness, where they delight to be. This verse, then, could mean that this is the best of Solomon’s many songs. KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. and another which signifies a "shadow"; and so may be rendered, It is certainly spoken with modest and lowly intention: “I am a mere flower of the plain, a lily of the valley;” by no means like Tennyson’s “Queen lily and rose in one.”. The verse is by many taken as a snatch of a song into which the heroine breaks in answer to the eulogies on her beauty. It is certainly spoken with modest and lowly intention: "I am a mere flower of the plain, a lily of the valley;" by no means like Tennyson's "Queen lily and rose in one." (Note: Vid., Fleischer, Sitzungs-Berichten d. Schs. d. Wissensch. which is the one here intended, because Shulamith is a Galilean: she calls herself a flower from the neighbourhood of Nazareth. The church sick of love; her prayer for help, Song of Solomon 2:5. of Though King Solomon, son of David by Bathsheba, was a man full of wisdom like none other before or after, his heart was turned away from God because of his compromise to intermarry with pagan women (1 Kings 11:1-5). certain: most of the Jewish writers F20, and some Christian Barthii Animadv. He mentions the rose of Sharon, which was a very fruitful place, as is evident from 1 Chronicles 27:29 Isaiah 33:9 65:10, and famous for roses, as may seem probable from Isaiah 35:1,2. • Verse 1:1 says, “The Song of songs, which is Solomon’s” (NRSV and WEB). (a) Durham in Ioc. valleys"; which may not describe any particular lily, and what we form of the name, which is also the name of a woman) does not mean the Rose which was brought at a later period from Armenia and Persia, as it appears, (Note: Vid., Ewald, Jahrbuch, IV p. 71; cf. The profession of the church; her faith and hope, Song of Solomon 2:16,17. Septuagint and Vulgate translate it, "a plain"; though they err in this, the Hebrew Bible not elsewhere favoring it, yet the parallelism to valleys shows that, in the proper name Sharon, there is here a tacit reference to its meaning of lowliness. white, the righteousness of the saints; and like it for lovers to men F2. 1:12 "at his table" - banqueting was done in a reclining position. so large, as to be remarkable for its shadow; like that it rises up three cubits high; has a weak neck or body, ((e) Diar. The charge to the daughters of Jerusalem, seems to mean the distressed believer's desire of the prayers of the feeblest Christian. 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. services, when performed in faith; and, as the rose, they grow Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:1-7 (Read Song of Solomon 2:1-7) Believers are beautiful, as clothed in the righteousness of Christ; and fragrant, as adorned with the graces of his Spirit; and they thrive under the refreshing beams of the Sun of righteousness. fruitful. Of the bridegroom, drawing forth the church’s affections to him. No rose There are, however, many other plants which would in popular language be called lilies. quadril. And as he is compared called is not easy to say; unless it can be thought to have the 1. 19. may also be compared to a "lily of the valleys", as she is, in In Isaiah 35:1, the only other place where chabatseleth occurs, the LXX., Vulg., and Chaldee render “lily,” and many eminent moderns “autumn crocus.” Here the LXX. Song of Solomon 2:1. Understand the meaning of Song of Solomon 2:1 using all available Bible versions and commentary. 2:8; and Esther 1:6, lxx. things for which he is before compared to spikenard, myrrh, and superiority to angels and men, and of his being filled with the Montfaucon F5 saw, in a garden at Ravenna, under Servium in ibid. bloody sufferings in it; and this, with the whiteness of the It is nowhere mentioned in the canonical Scriptures, but is first found in Sir. “Our flower,” he says, “delights most in the valleys, but it is also found in the mountains. insufficient to bear the weight of its head. F4; and to a rose there Christ is by the bridegroom to himself, since it is sometimes given by liable to be trampled upon, as he has been. I [am] the rose of Sharon, [and] the lily of the valleys. ] So we can see that Solomon is still a young man in this Song. expressed by the colour of the rose F24, as is common in poems . He compares himself to the rose and lily, for fragrancy and beauty. Render, I am a crocus of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. (z) Nat. The original Hebrew, sir hassarim, denotes an exceptional song, the best song. The flowers worship God in the garden: thou art the priest of the house."). his protection. It is of a white and violet color [Maurer, Gesenius, and Weiss]. and though weak in herself, yet strong in him, who supports her, (y) Vid. Proud member I am the rose of Sharon — I am a rose of the field. The bride thus speaks of herself as lowly though lovely, in contrast with the lordly "apple" or citron tree, the bridegroom (So 2:3); so the "lily" is applied to her (So 2:2). . He saith, the lily of the valleys, because they grew and flourished best in such low and waterish grounds. Listen to the Byte Show Interviews on this article: The Song of Solomon Part 1 - Listen • Download • MP3 The Song of Solomon Part 2 - Listen • Download • MP3 Christ’s care of the church, Song of Solomon 2:14,15. We do not render: "the wild-flower," "the lily," ... for she seeks to represent herself not as the one, but only as one of this class; the definiteness by means of the article sometimes belongs exclusively to the second number of the genit. church, expressing the excellency of her grace, loveliness, and Song of Solomon 2:1-2. Neubauer, Gographic du Talm. l. 21. c. 5. figure of an umbrella; or that the rose tree in those parts was Solomon married all these women so that his country would be at peace. of the meanness of Christ in the eyes of men; of his not being of Solomon wrote the Song of Songs in a theatrical style. now call so; but only expresses the place where it grows, in low The most excellent of all songs. under foot by them, and to be carried away with the flood of (g) "Ego rosa Sharon lilio vallium", Marckius. flower; Pliny F26 says it is next in nobleness to the camphire. and the redness of the rose, and the whiteness of the lily, it is in many versions rendered a "lily": it seems to be Song of Solomon 2:1, CSB: "I am a wildflower of Sharon, a lily of the valleys." beautiful colour and sweet odour F23, and for its delight in The Song was accepted into the Jewish canon of scripture in the 2nd century CE, after a period of controversy in the 1st century. Of the spouse, continuing her discourse. Dr. Thomson prefers the mallow, from the fact that the Arabs call it khubbazey. 24:14; 39:13; 50:8; Wisd. Song of Songs 2 (abbreviated as Song 2) is the second chapter of the Song of Songs in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Chapter 1 of the song begins with the title “She” over the first stanza, to indicate that the initial lines are spoken by the woman in this relationship. In the end, Solomon would have 700 wives. 3. Shulamith felt guilty for rejecting Solomon because he wasn’t giving her enough time. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Or rather, 2. (t) Zohar in Gen. fol. to a rose, so to a "lily", for its colour, height, and 15:9 ) ; and for its colour and smell; to the rose for its red colour: and Asinaria, Acts 3, Sc. (c) Nat. are the words of Christ concerning himself; and which indeed best Solomon 2:3 ) ( Hosea 14:7 ) . fruits and blessings of grace; and to a lily of the valleys, Song of Solomon 1:1 "The song of songs, which [is] Solomon's." l. 1. Awakened souls are more sensible of Christ's withdrawings than of any other trouble. The Song of Solomon is a great approach to teaching this message to young women from the perspective of a young woman whose loyal love blesses her marriage. 1868, p. 305. The Song sings of lovers who court, then marry, and then work together in an ideal picture of life, family and work. human production; of his being accessible; and of his being Among the rich flora on the descent of the Hauran range, Wetstein saw (Reisebericht, p. 148) a dark-violet magnificent lily (susan) as large as his fist. Vid. ruddy; like the lily, being arrayed in fine linen, clean and word-chain. can be more beautiful in colour, and delightful to the eye, than on Psalm 113:9, and my Comm. Lily.—So the LXX. Solomon married these women for political reasons. The identification of this flower is a much vexed question. His ears for her in this condition, Song of Solomon 2:6. העמקים are deep valleys lying between mountains. Sharon is per aphaer. The word is only used here and in ( Isaiah 35:1 Isaiah 35:2 ) . fruitfulness; expressive of his purity in himself, of his figure is exceeding just; not only the beauty of women is All rights reserved. Aquila translates: "A rosebud of Sharon;" but שׁושׁנּה (designedly here the fem. Christ may be compared to a rose "I am a rose of Sharon, A lily of the valleys." Sexual Allusions and Symbols in the Song of Solomon. compounded of two words; one which signifies to "cover" and hide, Whether Christ, or the church, is here speaking, is not certain: most of the Jewish writers F20, and some Christian interpreters F21, take them to be the words of the church, expressing the excellency of her grace, loveliness, and beauty, she had from Christ; She thinks humbly of herself; for before the greatness of the king she appears diminutive, and before the comeliness of the king her own beauty disappears - but he takes up her comparison of herself, and gives it a notable turn. Here is the main thing, I think, I would want to say. (Isaiah 35:1) uses chamsaljotho, the meadow-saffron, colchicum autumnale; it is the flesh-coloured flower with leafless stem, which, when the grass is mown, decks in thousands the fields of warmer regions. (w) The rose, by the Arcadians, was called that is, "sweet-smelling", Timachidas apud Athenaei Deipnosophist. 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