or inf . The Lord Jesus possesses excellence in Himself, apart from the relation in which He stands to us. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/song-of-solomon-2.html. It is not with Christ as with Isaac, that had but one blessing, for "in him are hid all the treasures of wisdom," [Colossians 2:3] and whatsoever worth. Song of Solomon Chapter 1 Analysis Verses 1-4. grace, which are Christ's in a covenant way, come through his None of them make agreement with God for her. The Biblical Illustrator. Christ is cornucopia, a universal good, all-sufficient and satisfactory, proportionable, and every way fitting to our necessities. But the Lord Jesus Christ has not only satisfied us as to the past, see what He has done for us as to the present! Don’t you like how this starts! presence of Christ, and fellowship with him in his word and 3. "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". yea, even good men, Christ has the pre-eminence of them, the sons 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. "[2] This writer only wishes that he could see things like that here; but, truthfully, he cannot. The quince, the citron, the apple, and the apricot have each had their advocates. Direction to us in our special addresses to God. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ebc/song-of-solomon-2.html. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/song-of-solomon-2.html. Increasingly, Song of Solomon and other works by Morrison are showing up on high school and college reading lists. become grateful to God, which otherwise would be strange and The citron does not, according to Thomson and Tristram, satisfy (1); but according to Rev. beloved among the sons. He was hidden, concealed from earthly gaze, visible only to His Father. Also, look at the past tense: "I sat down"; "his fruit was sweet"; "he brought me," etc. I sat down under his shadow — I confidently reposed myself under his protection. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". (1) The maiden describes herself to her beloved. Yet in Song of Solomon, we read, “Sixty queens there may be, and eighty concubines, and virgins beyond number…” (v. 6:8 NIV). 1871-8. 1859. the apple tree. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. verse 2: … May he kiss me with the kisses of his mouth. How vast the influence the Saviour has been ever exerting in our world! Used by Permission. As there is no diminution in the sun’s power though it has been pouring forth its radiance for six thousand years; as the ocean is to-day as mighty as ever, though it has been ever diffusing freshness and health, so, and far more certainly, is there no diminution in Christ. But what saith our Saviour; John 15:2, "Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away"; and "without me ye can do nothing." The major sections of the Song deal with courtship (1:2-3:5), a wedding (3:6-5:1), and maturation in marriage (5:2-8:4). Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:14-17 (Read Song of Solomon 2:14-17) The church is Christ's dove; she returns to him, as her Noah. Hist. I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. 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. None of them could redeem the church. BibliographyTrapp, John. However, the Old Testament states that Solomon composed 1,005 songs (1 Kings 4:32), so one … There are many trees of the forest, and they all have their uses, but when one is hungry, and faint, and thirsty, the forest trees yield no succour, and we must look elsewhere: they yield shelter, but not refreshing nutriment. What do these verses say? Author: Solomon wrote Song of Solomon, according to the first verse. a cooling, comforting, and refreshing one, like the shadow of a Reader, mark with me, that in those two grand points the whole of a believer's joy in the present life, yea, and in a future, is made up. Nubes, p. 180. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/song-of-solomon-2.html. "Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the young men. The Song of Solomon - Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries - G. Lloyd Carr) Solomon - 7x/7v = Song 1:1, 5; 3:7, 9, 11; 8:11-12. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". A shadow is not prized by men, till some heat scorch them. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". Words, acts, miracles were but the outward exhibitions of what He was within. Solon Man lost the tree of life, (Genesis 3:1-24.) And though in his human nature he is said to have been made a little lower than the angels: yet in that nature, united to the Godhead, he is crowned with glory and honour. II. beloved among the sons I stay not to enter into a larger view of the beauty of the comparison between the graces of Christ, and the qualities of the apple-tree. 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. Solomon 1:7 ) ; it intimates that peace, quietness, 2. 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. In the end, Solomon would have 700 wives. spirits to him; and he is exalted above them in human nature: men As the apple-tree — Whose fruit is very pleasant and wholesome; among the trees of the wood — Which are barren. beautiful; its fruit is of a bitter taste, but of a good smell; that he as much excels all the "sons", the creatures of God, Solomon's Song of Love - Let a Song of Songs Inspire Your Own Romantic Story). There are some things which are so old as to be rotten, worm-eaten, and fit only to be put away. How perfect this; recollect it was life like ours; in the same world, subject to the same laws, physical and mental, as our own. So in Song of Solomon 4:5; but there the addition occurs, "which feed among the lilies." pome citron, or citron apple tree; which is a tree very large and "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". other with its fruit; to which the allusion may be; see ( There are three acts of faith: 6. The statue of Venus had sometimes an apple in one hand, and a poppy in the other, Pausan. Please read the entire book if you feel verses are taken out of context. Where were the justice of the Most High to punish an immaculate, Substitute, and then punish men for whom that Substitute endured His wrath I This is the cool, calm, holy shadow under which we abide. The sun was hot, there was the shadow: she was faint, there was the fruit. ; she desired to sit under the shade of this tree, and she did; she had what she wished for; and she sat "with great delight": having the presence of Christ, and fellowship with him in his word and ordinances, where Christ is a delightful shade to his people; and his fruit was sweet to my taste; the fruit of the apple tree, to which the allusion is. [Psalms 19:10; Psalms 119:103 Jeremiah 15:16] Luther said he would not live in paradise if he might without the Word, at cum verbo etiam in inferno facile est vivere, saith he, (b) but with the Word he could live even in hell itself. II. It was the first of its kind; there was no previous example for Christ to imitate, no perfect model to copy. "Sitting" here supposes it was her choice; that she preferred Christ to any other shadow, looking upon him to be a suitable one in her circumstances, Song of Solomon 1:6; it intimates that peace, quietness, satisfaction, and security, she enjoyed under him; it denotes her continuance, and desire of abiding there, Psalm 91:1; for the words may be rendered, "I desired, and I sat down"F15חמדתי וישבתי "concupivi, et sedi", Pagninus, Montanus, Mercerus, Marckius. The foliage is perpetual: throughout the year a succession of blossoms, fruit, and perfume. Song of Solomon 2 – “My Beloved Is Mine and I Am His” A. Then Solomon again speaks about her own beauties in Song of Solomon 6:4-7:9. Ver. He alone is ever fruitful among the fruitless wild trees (Hebrews 1:9). 1. v. 26. under the shadow of the apple tree, to which Christ is compared; I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste. Song of Solomon 2:3. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". In the light of these considerations, we find full agreement with Balchin who wrote that these verses recall, "A meeting the maiden had with her lover."[1]. Oaks bring forth apples, such as they are, and acorns. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Song of Solomon and what it means. (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. especially it appears so when laden with choice fruit; so the the fruit of the apple tree, to which the allusion is. creation, Christ is the Son of God, in a higher sense; he is BibliographyBenson, Joseph. 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. Suppose you appeal to yonder stately tree which is the greatest of them all, the king of the forest, unequalled in greatness or girth; admire its stupendous limbs, its gnarled roots, its bossy bark, the vast area beneath its boughs. The apple tree has been accounted an hieroglyphic of love, under which lovers used to meet, and sit under its delightful shade, and entertain each other with its fruit; to which the allusion may be; see Song of Solomon 8:5; the apple was sacred to loveF12Scholiast. I sat down (says she) under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. What does it mean to say the Song of Songs is inspired Scripture? Straightway she sat down under its shadow, with great delight, and its fruit was sweet unto her taste. 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. Her reply. It is possible that Solomon himself wrote the Song. We include here a sample of the allegorical speculations with regard to the meaning of this chapter: "This is a poetical, allegorical representation of what takes place in the Church and in the experience of believers individually. vol. etc. He wants food. of fruit, very beautiful; and whose fruit is very cooling, (C. H. "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". How should it be found in a forest? I. what it is to sit down under the shadow of Christ with great delight. good for the breath, as naturalists F13 observe; and so is a my beloved. The quince is preferred by many, as being by the ancients consecrated to love, but it does not satisfy (2), being astringent and unpleasant to the taste till cooked. The “loneliness of Christ” in these respects was most painful, and itself a test of virtue. This song is one of 1,005 that Solomon wrote (1 Kings 4:32). I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys. The word תפוחים tappuchiim, rendered apples, in the 5th verse, should also be rendered citrons. II. As seen thus, however, He was spotless, and Divine Omniscience declared itself “well pleased” with Him. 1. 1:6 "my own vineyard" - her body. Bucolic. Certainly, the Song of Solomon, along with every other book of the Bible, points us to Jesus (Luke 24:13–27). He alone is ever fruitful among the fruitless wild trees (Psalm 89:6; Hebrews 1:9). Whoever shall come shall be welcome to this priceless apple tree. In this Bible Study, Dr. Brant Pitre explains the true meaning of the Song of Solomon by going back to its Hebrew roots and showing that in its original context, the Song was nothing less than a poem about the … Oh, the lusciousness of the fruit which you gathered then! and they savour the things of the Spirit of God. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. observes, is harmful to plants that grow under them, others are Henry Morris on my beloved is mine - The bride quickly found her husband, and testifies concerning their union in Song of Solomon 6:2,3. Philip, Landgrave of Hesse, being a long time prisoner under Charles V, was demanded what upheld him all that time? Occurs only six times in Scripture: four times in this book (Song of Solomon 2:3, Song of Solomon 2:5; Song of Solomon 7:8; Song of Solomon 8:5); once in Proverbs (Song of Solomon 25:11); and once in Joel (Song of Solomon 1:12); three times for the tree, and three times for the fruit. 4. etc." As He is a shadow. The shadow is a figure of protection afforded, and the fruit a figure of enjoyment obtained. 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. ; Heb., tappuach. Song of Solomon 2:3. Come and sit down under His shadow, and eat of His fruits. Fruit - faith plucks it (Proverbs 3:18). https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/song-of-solomon-2.html. Song of Solomon 6:13 is 7:1 in the Hebrew text, making each verse one greater throughout the Hebrew text in chapter 7. The Bride’s Admiration - “I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys.” “Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the maidens.” “Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the young men. His own personal nature preceded and qualified Him for His entire mediatorial work. He As a lily among brambles, so is my love among the young women. In this post, I will highlight verses from all 8 chapters of the Song of Solomon (aka the Song of Songs). 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. 1905-1909. of grace from him, being applied to a poor sensible sinner, 2. "In the fulness of his sufficiency he is in want, "saith Job of a wicked man. Should there be a hungry one beneath its bough, he need not say, “May I?” when his mouth waters at the golden fruit, he need not say, “It would be stealing; I am unfit to take it; I am unworthy of it.” Man, if there be an apple tree in the forest, no man can keep it for himself or deny your right to it, for each wanderer has a right to what fruit he can gather. Out of the six times that the word is used, four occur in this book, the other two being Proverbs 25:11—“apple of gold”—Joel 1:12, where it is joined with vine, fig, &c, as suffering from drought. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/song-of-solomon-2.html. Many evangelical scholars interpret the Song of Songs as a lyric poem, which has both unity and logical progression. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". Here he is fitly compared by the Church to an "apple tree," which yields both shade and food to the weary and hungry traveller, furnisheth him with whatsoever heart can wish or need require. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". 5. All rights reserved. 546.) God Himself, the sun of the world, whose influences were enlightening, cheering, comforting and warming to innocent men, is become a consuming, fire to the workers of iniquity. Suppose that in your wanderings to and fro you come upon another tree which is said to be the oldest in the forest. The apple tree has been among the trees of the wood, which are either barren, or bear ungrateful and worthless fruit. Psalms 73:25-26. Now, what these fruits are; in the general, we may tell you, all that is worth the having; we have from Jesus Christ: all the blessings of this present life, and of the world to come. & 12. c. 3. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". But not only does the person of the king afford to Shulamith so great delight, he entertains her also with what can and must give her enjoyment. in Aristoph. The recall of events in her former meeting with her beloved were too taxing for the maiden. 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. 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