angels or men: angels, as the Targum, who, though sons of God by The Biblical Illustrator. Show how Christ became a shadow for poor stoners in this ease. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. (C. H. BibliographyHaydock, George Leo. It is His chief work, His masterpiece, His last and greatest conception; and of it all, Christ is “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning, the ending, the first and the last.” It is His operation, His fruit, that which here we may find most delectable, which through eternity we shall feast upon and find sweet to our taste. confirmed by him in the estate they are, and are ministering I sat down under his shadow - I am become his spouse, and my union with him makes me indescribably happy. All the scholars admit that Solomon is wooing the maiden in this book; but she mentions loving experiences with her true lover that occurred in the past. Christ may be The Song of Songs (also called the Song of Solomon) is a poem about love between a man and a woman. Oh, the lusciousness of the fruit which you gathered then! The church sick of love; her prayer for help, Song of Solomon 2:5. Compare Hosea 14:6-9, Contrast the worldling's fruit (Luke 15:16). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/song-of-solomon-2.html. Is it not delightful to sit down beneath the scarlet canopy of the Saviour’s blood, and feel, “God cannot smite me: He has smitten His Son; payment He cannot demand the second time: if Jesus suffered in my stead, how can God make me suffer again for sin? Whereas they that, by sucking those full strutting breasts of consolation, the promises, have "tasted and seen how good the Lord Christ is," as their souls are satisfied with fat things, full of marrow, with the very best of the best, [Isaiah 25:6] so he shall make them to "drink abundantly of the river of his pleasures," [Psalms 36:8] he shall take them into his wine cellar and fill them with gladness. 1905. Saturnal. always fruit on it; is an excellent remedy against poison, and verse 2: … May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth. She looked up at it; that was the first thing she did, and she perceived that it met her double want. [Psalms 91:1 Isaiah 25:4] Tua praesentia, Domine Laurentio ipsam craticulam dulcem fecit, saith an ancient. The Song was accepted into the Jewish canon of scripture in the 2nd century CE, after a period of controversy in the 1st century. And is it not a strange thing that a Saviour should be found for us among men--not among angels? However, interpreters have often found fanciful meanings in the Song of Solomon through allegorizing the text and disregarding the context of the original biblical passages. They have been His servants; and although they thought not so, nor did their hearts mean so, He has by them been working out His purposes, and using them as His agents. though the shadow of some trees, as Pliny F14 https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bcc/song-of-solomon-2.html. Words, acts, miracles were but the outward exhibitions of what He was within. The Lord Jesus is not only a refuge to protect, but the whole of sustenance and food. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste. Contrast the worldling‘s fruit (Deuteronomy 32:32; Luke 15:16). W. Drake, in Smith’s Bible Dictionary, “it is a large and beautiful tree, gives a deep and refreshing shade, and is laden with golden-coloured fruit.” The apricot meets all the requirements, and is, with the exception of the fig, the most abundant fruit of the country. (T. Manton, D. D.), Suitable improvement of Christ the Apple Tree. You had searched among the other trees, but you found no fruit there: you tried to rest in the shadow of other boughs, but you never rested till on that blood-stained tree of the cross you saw your sin put away and your salvation secured, and then you rested and were satisfied. 2. There are some things which are so old as to be rotten, worm-eaten, and fit only to be put away. “In highlands and lowlands alike, by the shores of the Mediterranean and on the banks of the Jordan, in the nooks of Judiæa, under the heights of Lebanon, in the recesses of Galilee, and in the glades of Gilead, the apricot flourishes, and yields a crop of prodigious abundance. It was little wonder that when the spouse, all hungry and faint, did come upon this apple tree in the forest she acted as she did. John Trapp Complete Commentary. One thing more is to be noted: the spouse, when she had begun to enjoy the provision and the shade, and had sat down under it as if she intended to say, “I never mean to leave this place; in this delicious shadow I mean to repose for ever,” then she also began to tell of it to others. When was Solomon's palace ever called "a banqueting house."? These first verses are spoken by a peasant girl to King Solomon when he was a young man. Ver. Whatever he is to others, to those that are in the valleys he is a lily. This opens a beautiful view of Christ, and of the believer also; when, under the blessed influences of grace, a full use and enjoyment of Christ is made by him. sive l. 2. p. 103. . Carr remarks that "A basic question would have to be why someone as notoriously lascivious as Solomon should appear in an account of pure holy love, or even of pure sexual love between a man and a woman. I sat down under his shadow; being weary and heavy laden with manifold sins and troubles, inward and outward, I confidently reposed myself under his protection, (which is commonly signified by a shadow, as Isaiah 4:6 25:4, &c.,) and by him was defended from the scorching heat of God’s wrath and from the curse of his fiery law, and from the mischief or hurt of all sorts of distresses. There is such a fulness, such a blessedness, and such an immediate grace and kindness in him to bestow of his mercy, that the poor soul finds a complacency and delight, and will neither go further in quest of any other Saviour, or accept of any other. protecting one, from the heat of divine wrath, from the curses of They are the benefits and privileges which we have by Christ. Song of Solomon 2:3. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Song-of-solomon 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the apple tree, in a garden or orchard, excels and is ) ; the apple was sacred to love F12. 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. all that come under this appellation of sons. The Lord Jesus possesses excellence in Himself, apart from the relation in which He stands to us. The wrath of the living God is a dreadful thing, which consumeth and drieth up all, without recovery, unless we get a shelter from it. Even in our own country you will not find it a difficult thing to meet with persons who are totally ignorant of Christ. especially it appears so when laden with choice fruit; so the Among the sons—i.e., among other young men. I sat down under his shadow with great delight. and Vulg. Many things called ancient are but clever counterfeits, or wherein they are true they are but the bones and the carcases of that which once was good when life filled it with energy and power. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/song-of-solomon-2.html. She appeals to the women of the harem to bring food (Song of Solomon 2:5). 1. Here is fruit. ii. When Christ comes to his church, it is to entertain his friends. Not among you, O ye cedars, not among you, O mighty oaks, but amongst the bushes of the desert, amongst the trees accursed was Jesus found. But the church doth not stop with commending Christ's Person; she goeth on in the same verse to tell of her enjoyment of him. Nubes, p. 180. How could they grow like this? beloved among the sons 1. And when the souls of his people have found Christ, and known Christ under these characters, then they can, and do set to their seal, that God is true; for they then dwell under his shadow, and revive as the corn, and grow as the vine. Song of Solomon 2:3. And how He did resist! Shadow - (Isaiah 4:6.) Masculine. The benefits which the church receives from him, Song of Solomon 2:3. The author of the Observations remarks, that citron-trees are very noble, being large, their leaves very beautiful, of an exquisite smell, and affording a most delightful shade: the fragrance of the fruit is admirable. and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste; All other rights reserved. True it is that those that have not the spouse’s palate find no such sweetness in Christ or his promises. But beauty can never satisfy hunger, and when a man is dying of thirst it is vain to talk to him of symmetry and taste. It was without sympathy too. great rock to a weary traveller, ( Isaiah 32:2 ) ; and 1. His fruit; the benefits which I received by him, the clear, and full, and certain knowledge of God’s will, and the way of salvation, adoption, and remission of sins, faith and repentance, and all manner of grace, and assurance of glory. Also, look at the past tense: "I sat down"; "his fruit was sweet"; "he brought me," etc. He wants food. As the apple tree - The bride returns the compliment, and says, As the apple or citron tree is among the trees of the wood, so is the bridegroom among all other men. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. spirits to him; and he is exalted above them in human nature: men 1:6 "my own vineyard" - her body. Contrariwise the godly, in the fulness of his want, is in an all-sufficiency; because he is in Christ, who hath filled παντα εν πασι [Colossians 3:11] - the neuter gender, not only all the hearts of his people, but all things; he hath filled up that emptiness that was before in the creature, and made it satisfactory. Song of Solomon 7:3 (c) And now through Him, the comfortable influences of Heaven are bestowed and conveyed to those under His shadow, through Him as the channel of conveyance. There are three acts of faith: 6. It is possible that Solomon himself wrote the Song. BibliographyTrapp, John. presence of Christ, and fellowship with him in his word and I sat down under his shadow with great delight.] l. 3. c. 7. p. 83. Show what it is to sit down under Christ’s shadow. The Piel חמּד , occurring only here, expresses the intensity of the wish and longing. (In chapter 8 the numbering systems are the same again) What does 8:1-3 show about their relationship? desired to sit under the shade of this tree, and she did; she had mouth should be. This is a fit picture of the attempt to find consolation in systems of religion which are recommended to you because they are greatly followed. "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". vol. The soul of Christ, that human spirit, which, in its powers and faculties, was like ours, and which became “an offering for sin,” was most holy. and they savour the things of the Spirit of God. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Like a rich, luxuriant, and prolific tree, which affords not only shelter to the traveller from the heat, but fruit to live upon; so Christ is made of God to his people, both life, and light, and strength, and supply; Wisdom, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption. "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". beautiful and glorious in the eye of faith; and which blessings https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/song-of-solomon-2.html. I sat with delight — literally, “I eagerly desired and sat” (Psalm 94:19; Mark 6:31; Ephesians 2:6; 1 Peter 1:8). Commentary on Song of Solomon 6:2,3 (Read Song of Solomon 6:2,3) Christ's church is a garden, enclosed, and separated from the world; he takes care of it, delights in it, and visits it. the poison of sin; and whose presence, and communion with him, https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/song-of-solomon-2.html. So in Song of Solomon 4:5; but there the addition occurs, "which feed among the lilies." I. Ye shall search for a Saviour amongst “the helmed cherubim and sworded seraphim” as long as you will, but there is none there. How should it be found in a forest? BibliographyTorrey, R. A. (Worthington). Influence. 1857. "Lenta salix", &c. Eclog. "Sitting" Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. Jesus Christ regained it for him; he eats it partly now (Psalm 119:103; John 6:55, John 6:57; 1 Peter 2:3); fully hereafter (Revelation 2:7; Revelation 22:2, Revelation 22:14); not earned by the sweat of his brow, or by his righteousness (Romans 10:1-21). None of them make agreement with God for her. Christ may be compared to an apple tree, which is very fruitful; and, when full of fruit, very beautiful; and whose fruit is very cooling, comforting, and refreshing. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain. 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. The Song of Solomon is nothing, really, but a poem about extravagant lovemaking, male and female oral sex, yearning and searching and hiding and finding, all between two unmarried people, one dark-skinned, and one light. 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