"Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". The camp in the wilderness represents the Church in the world; the peaceful reign of Solomon, after all enemies had been subdued, represents the Church in heaven, of which joy the Song gives a foretaste. The first was sung by Adam when his sin was pardoned. 54:6-7; Jeremiah 3:1-5; Hosea 1; Hosea 2; Hosea 3). 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. On the other hand, in the Song itself it is no sign of a post-exilian composition, as Grätz supposes. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". A foretaste on earth of the "new song" to be sung in glory (Revelation 5:9). BibliographyBell, Brian. 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. GOOD. Bible Study Tools; Original Language Tools; Historical Writings; Pastoral Resources; Personal Resources; Site Info ADVERTISEMENT ... Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Song of Solomon 7. And so this might well be called, whether you consider the author of it, who was a great prince, and the wisest of all mortal men, the two Adams only excepted; or the subject of it, which is not Solomon, but a greater than Solomon, even Christ, and his marriage with the church, as hath been noted; or the matter of it, which is most lofty and mysterious, containing in it the greatest and 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. In the post-exilian literature it occurs in poetry (Psalms 122:3, etc.) For as it is not the falling into the water that drowns, but lying in it, so neither is it the failing into sin that damns, but dying in it. For the question of authorship and date of poem, see Excursus I. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/song-of-solomon-1.html. 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 … Solomon was also King of Israel, and surpassed all the kings of the earth in wealth and wisdom, [2 Chronicles 9:22] yea, he was wiser than all men. So it is hard to see how Solomon could be the author. 1 Kings 4:32, "And he spake three thousand proverbs: and his songs were a thousand and five.". R. JOSHUA. 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. Used by Permission. The order of the five "Megilloth" (or Scrolls) is the order of the festivals on which they are read. So far from being, as some impious men have said, the love-Song and Pharaoh's daughter, that it carries with it a contradiction in many places. More especially, however, on account of—. 2. His personality here lost sight of in his typical character. He animates her. Canticles a striking contrast to Ecclesiastes. Christ's direction and command, Song of Solomon 1:8. zur hebr. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/song-of-solomon-1.html. Similar refrains are to be found at the beginning and ends of certain paragraphs (chap. The Gospel began with songs and ends with them. It is not certain when Solomon penned this sacred song. Witness Bernard of Clairvoix, Samuel Rutherford, and Robert McCheyne. 54:6). – Neither one! New American Standard Version [Romans 9:5] Besides, whereas Solomon made "a thousand songs and five," [1 Kings 4:32] this only, as being the chief of all, and part of the holy canon, hath been hitherto kept safe when the rest are lost, in the cabinet of God’s special providence, and in the chest of the Jews, God’s faithful library keepers. Read and study Song of Solomon 2 with the Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary. III. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". The song a spiritual Epithalamium, or Nuptial Ode. Both by and concerning Solomon, i.e., Christ. For his Glory. The church's commendation of Christ both for the sweetness of fellowship with him, and the excellency of ordinances, Song of Solomon 1:12-17. Reason to believe that the Psalms of David and the Song of Solomon formed the principal devotional books of our Lord (Davidson). (Calmet) --- Wine. Her longing for her true love to come and take her away from that evil, hopeless place stands for the longing of all righteous people for the coming of the Messiah. "To the pure all things are pure." The type overshadowed by the antitype. Copyright StatementThese files are the property of Brian Bell.Text Courtesy of Calvary Chapel of Murrieta. "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". CARPZOV. The voice in the wilderness, that was to prepare Christ's way, cried, All flesh is grass. The question has even been asked whether the book ought to have a place in the canon of Holy Scriptures! Nevertheless, the vast majority of Israel was blind in their loving adoration of Solomon; and they considered his evil kingdom a type of the Kingdom of God that the Messiah would organize when he came. In the Book of Kings it appears as a North Palest. Nor can it mean “one of Solomon's songs;” the title, as it here stands, would then be the paraphrase of שׁיר שׁירי שׁ , chosen for the purpose of avoiding the redoubled genitives; but “one of the songs” must rather have been expressed by שׁיר משּׁירי . We cannot answer this question, nor can we deny the existence of it. All the songs of Scripture are the Holy place; the Song of songs, the most holy. [1 Kings 4:32] Not so of this, which therefore the Chaldee paraphrast here entitleth "songs and hymns," in the plural, for the surpassing excellence of it, "which Solomon the prophet, the King of Israel, uttered by the spirit of prophecy before the Lord, the Lord of all the earth." Concerning Solomon: hence not a book of King Solomon's, but of some other inspired author. This reveals that her appearance is intoxicating and delightful to him. Lamed may indeed introduce the reference of a writing, as at Jeremiah 23:9; but if the writing is more closely designated as a “Song,” “Psalm,” and the like, then Lamed with the name of a person foll. In the book of Ruth also the mother Naomi is pictured as the unfaithful people of Israel whereas the young Ruth, who is married by Boaz, the ancestor of the king of peace, is compared to the believing Jewish remnant (compare Psalms 45; Isaiah 62:3-5). 2 Peter 1:21. The second was sung by Moses and the Israelites at the Red Sea. Well, indeed, may that be called the excellency of all excellencies, which hath Jesus for its object, and his love to his Church for the subject matter. While the opening verses of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes clearly state this title, it is strangely missing in the Canticles. 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. Indicates emphatically the most excellent of its kind. Which is Solomon’s.] - Song of Solomon 1:1. (1868), p. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". AUGUSTI. שְׁלֹמֹה (Shelomo) from שָׁלם (shalom) peace, with the termination הֹ or וֹ, identical with וֹן, and forming the concrete from the abstract. 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. But if by Solomon's Song we accept the expression as it might have been rendered, the Song of Songs concerning Solomon; meaning the true Solomon, the Lord Jesus Christ, then we shall at once enter into the proper apprehension of what is meant by the expression, and be led to a right conclusion, that it is indeed the Song of Songs, as infinitely transcending all other songs, in treating of Him, who is the altogether lovely, and the chiefest among ten thousand. Words of earthly love employed to elevate the soul to a heavenly one. As referring to Solomon or ascribed to him. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Because of the division of Israel after Solomon's death two kingdoms arose: the Southern Part with Jerusalem and the Northern Part with Samaria as capital. The spiritual Solomon, the true Prince of Peace and King of Israel,—Solomon's great antitype. Ecclesiastes 12: Song of Solomon: Song of Solomon 2 . We have the phrases "King of kings" and "Lord of lords" throughout the Scriptures to compare as well. Song of Solomon 1:1 — Comments (The Unity of the Book) - The opening verse of the Song of Solomon itself testifies to the fact that the book is one unified song and not five separate poems as some suggest. New York. Two things needful for the profitable reading of this remarkable book:—. The prophets of the OT often called the people of Israel the wife of Jehovah (Jeremiah 31:32), which became unfaithful and therefore was rejected (compare Is. The Song of Songs is a book of oriental poetry that is marked by special pictorial language. He was the penman, God the author. On the other hand, that the title is by the author himself, is not favoured by the fact that instead of the שׁ , everywhere else used in the book, the fuller form asher is employed. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. David sung the Bridegroom's future appearing, His conflicts, his sorrows, and his triumphs: Solomon sung His alliance and fellowship with His blood-bought bride. Not regarding the external cause the subject of the book can only be the relation of the Jewish remnant out of Israel to their king, the Messiah. GILL. Song of Songs 1 Solomon’s Song of Songs. The earthly Solomon is not introduced, which would break the consistency of the allegory. (2) A loving heart. The fifth was sung by Joshua when the sun and moon stood still. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". The Jews have always seen a description of Jehovah's love for his people Israel. (1) A Christian experience. --- The. Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. It has already been rightly explained in the Midrash: (Note: Vid ., Fürst's Der Kanon des A. T . This book one of the ‘spiritual songs,' in which believers are to ‘speak one to another' (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16). The allegorical view puts the coarse flatteries and language of a seducer into the lips of "Christ", which is inconsistent with His dignity and holiness (Compare Song of Solomon 6:4-10, Song of Solomon 6:13; Song of Solomon 7:9). Doesn’t it prove Gods way from the beginning…that “1 is best?” – Solomon found true love in. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/song-of-solomon-1.html. This song has the Holy Ghost for its author; the union and communion between Christ and believers for its matter; and the glory of God and the comfort of His people for its end. 2013. According to 1 Kings 4:32-33 Solomon wrote 1 ,005 songs and he had a deep knowledge of nature. The DESIGN of the Book. ", , "The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;", , "The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.". She describes her blackness as in herself, and comeliness as in him: complains of the unkindness of her relations; and desires to know where Jesus feeds his flock, longing to be in his and his people's company. 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. 1905-1909. Song of Solomon 1:1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/song-of-solomon-1.html. Here are prophecy, history, and the spiritual life, divinely woven into one symbolical robe of matchless beauty. "Complete Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". The excellent song. The Song is read annually at the Feast of the Passover, as Ruth is read at Pentecost; Lamentations on 9th of Ab; Ecclesiastes at the Feast of Tabernacles; and Esther at the Feast of Purim. However, the Old Testament states that Solomon composed 1,005 songs (1 Kings 4:32), so one might expect him to be the author. Song of Solomon 1:1 The song of songs, which [is] Solomon’s. Song of Solomon 6: Song of Solomon: Song of Solomon 8. This one of the ‘songs in the night' given by our Maker and Saviour (Job ). The sincere milk of the Word his daily food. There are seven in all, and they can be easily distinguished by the Structures: viz. (Haydock). Bab. A prophet he was, and is therefore now in the kingdom of heaven, notwithstanding his foul fall, whereof he repented. If בּשׁגם is then to be read, then there is in it the pronominal שׁ , as in the old proper name Mishael (who is what God is?).). "Concise Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". We find other similar Hebrew idioms in the Old Testament; the phrase "holy of holies" ( Exodus 29:39), meaning "the most holy place," and the phrase "heaven of heavens" ( Deuteronomy 10:14), meaning "the highest of the heavens" ( 1 Kings 8:27), "vanity of vanities" ( Ecclesiastes 1:2) and "an ornament of ornaments" ( Ezekiel 16:7), meaning "the most beautiful ornament." DE WETTE. 6:13) also prompted many suppositions but they all want a firm scriptural foundation. How very sweet and precious to trace in it the several marks, and testimonies of his love. The song of songs — The most excellent of all songs. 1870. Let’s read Song of Solomon Chapter 1 verses 9 to 17 through chapter 2 verses 1 to 7. Only taught by a Divine anointing, and only learned by a spiritual experience" (Bernard). Song of Solomon 8:4 - 'I want you to swear, O daughters of Jerusalem, Do not arouse or awaken my love Until she pleases.' We have here the title of this book, showing, 1. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". He may have written Proverbs during the course of his kingship when he was in full control of both Jerusalem and Israel, thus he declares himself as "king of Israel," he may have written the book of Ecclesiastes during the later part of his reign, when he began to lose control of the northern kingdom of Israel, thus describing himself as "king of Jerusalem." Fleischer, on the contrary, sees in asher an original substantive athar = (Arab.) https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/kdo/song-of-solomon-1.html. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". whither is thy beloved turned aside? 7:10). Probably this portion of it especially, which speaks most about him. These two kingdoms, which rose out of the maternal kingdom, are called "daughters of one mother" in Ezekiel 23 (compare Jeremiah 3:6-14). 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. 1:02:06. The AUTHOR of the Book. DELITZSCH: Indicates unity of authorship. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". Yet most people today have never heard of John Gill. 1905. Song of Songs 1: Bob Utley: 2012-11-08 : Introduction to Song of Songs: Bob Utley: 2012-03-22 : Wisdom Literature: The Mysterious Books Of Ecclesiastes And Song Of Songs: Bob Utley: 2012-03-07 : 27. In both respects, doubtless, through ordinary means. 1765. Soon, after a brief and chaste courtship which is not without incident, they will be married and will together experience the joys of love, after which there are the ups and downs of marriage before they settle down to a more stable relationship of blissful love and happiness. The VULGATE: Solomon's. The genitival connection, “Song of Songs,” cannot here signify the Song consisting of a number of songs, any more than calling the Bible “The Book of books” leads us to think of the 24 + 27 canonical books of which it consists. Out of Scripture we may conclude that although Solomon had 1 ,000 wives (1 Kings 11:3) his heart was not satisfied. Jesus then enlargeth upon her beauty, and gives her many sweet and precious promises. Requires ‘the mind that hath,' not earthly but, heavenly ‘wisdom.' Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Song of Solomon 1 . And, was found in the Septuagint 150 years before Christ. 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. And verse meaning and in the heart, the Song of Solomon 2 Kids in here in,. And Finding the King of Israel, ” and similarly in Ecclesiastes paradise to this world by distribution... 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