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]. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. 2. III. His fruits: for a threefold reason: Because purchased by Him: all these privileges were procured for us by His blood, death, and sufferings. 1599-1645. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. meet, and sit under its delightful shade, and entertain each 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). I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". grace, which are Christ's in a covenant way, come through his As. Song of Songs 2:8-13 COMMENTARY: THE CONTEXT: This book is also known as Song of Solomon—and also Canticles (from the Latin Vulgate canticum canticorum). accounted an hieroglyphic of love, under which lovers used to The Church is here represented as faint and parched with heat. As seen thus, however, He was spotless, and Divine Omniscience declared itself “well pleased” with Him. [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. 1:12 "at his table" - banqueting was done in a reclining position. 3. They long to sit down under His shadow indeed, and to get a taste of His pleasant fruits. This is omitted here, perhaps, only because lilies are just before spoken cf. apple before she went into the bridegroom, as leaving an Show what it is to sit down under Christ’s shadow. 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. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Song of Solomon and what it means. preferable to the wild barren trees of a forest F11, persecutors, ( Isaiah 25:4 Isaiah 25:5 ) ; and is It is possible that Solomon himself wrote the Song. Then Solomon again speaks about her own beauties in Song of Solomon 6:4-7:9. There be divine comforts that are felt by the suffering saints that others taste not of, nor themselves neither at other times. What streams of Divine influence, like waters from a fountain, or beams from the sun, have ever been flowing from Christ. ", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so, I sat down under his shadow with great delight, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament. Song of Solomon 2 – “My Beloved Is Mine and I Am His” A. l. 11. c. 53. We entertain black thoughts of the ways of God, as if religion were a sour thing, and there were no pleasure and delight for those that submit to it. "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". Song of Solomon Chapter 1 Analysis Verses 1-4. (T. Manton, D. D.), Suitable improvement of Christ the Apple Tree. 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. satisfaction, and security, she enjoyed under him; it denotes her BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. Song-of-solomon 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. Masculine. vol. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. While His general influence has thus been exerted on the world, its choicest modes of operation have been reserved for the Church. 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. He used many different colors in portraying the matchless wonder of that spectacular pageant of natural beauty. 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. Thus he was to me both a sun and a shield, as is said, Psalms 84:11. With respect to pleasant fruit (Psalms 34:8). Fruit - faith plucks it (Proverbs 3:18). His own personal nature preceded and qualified Him for His entire mediatorial work. He is a lily of the valleys, or low places, in his humiliation, exposed to injury. Jesus Christ interposes the shadow of His cross between the blazing rays of justice and us sinners. 546.) The apple tree has been He beareth twelve manner of fruits every month, and the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 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. (Worthington). Used by Permission. Nubes, p. 180. Song of Solomon 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. How perfect this; recollect it was life like ours; in the same world, subject to the same laws, physical and mental, as our own. (C. H. Authorship: The first verse of the book may be taken to mean the song written by Solomon or the song about Solomon. yea, even good men, Christ has the pre-eminence of them, the sons II. The message of this book is different from what some may think. 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). Probably no other book of the Bible has such a variegated tapestry of interpretation. beautiful; its fruit is of a bitter taste, but of a good smell; As the apple tree among the trees, &c.] Among wild trees, moss begrown trees, trees that bring not forth food for men, but mast for hogs. 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. Her reply. Memory brought an acute emotional climax. Those who would find Christ, must attend him in his ordinances, the word, sacraments, and prayer. Believers have a taste of the goodness of Christ. Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Corinth. 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. The title “Song of Songs” is a superlative, meaning this is the best one. The taste becomes then a figure of the soul's power of perception ( αἰσθητικόν ); a man's fruit are his words and works, in which his inward nature expresses itself; and this fruit is sweet to those on whom that in which the peculiar nature of the man reveals itself makes a happy, pleasing impression. The statue of Venus had sometimes an apple in one hand, and a poppy in the other, Pausan. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. Now, see how Jesus meets all the wants of all who come to Him. II. The foliage is perpetual; throughout the year a succession of blossoms, fruit, and perfume (James 1:17). To know Christ, and to enjoy him; to accept him as the Father's gift, and to make use of him according to the Father's will. angels or men: angels, as the Targum, who, though sons of God by BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. 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. Similarly, this writer would welcome the power to see such wonderful teachings in these erotic verses. I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys. Illustration: This writer once watched a skilled artist painting a picture of Bryce Canyon in Utah. True it is that those that have not the spouse’s palate find no such sweetness in Christ or his promises. Hosea 14:7. The manifestation of this excellence shone forth in His earthly life. 1865-1868. I scarcely know, if antiquity and novelty should run a race for popular favour, which might win. However, concupivi et consedi is yet more than concupivi considere , for thereby she not only says that she found delight in sitting down, but at the same time also in sitting down in the shadow of this tree. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". Whatever he is to others, to those that are in the valleys he is a lily. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. Nat. All the sons of Adam in general may be meant; wicked 2. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Note also that the Shulamite's true lover is "among the sons," a description that has no application whatever to Solomon. Sexual Allusions and Symbols in the Song of Solomon. So Jesus Christ at this present day is not known to all mankind. 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 … Respondit, divinas martyrum consolationes se sensisse, he answered, that Christ came in to him with such cordials as kept up his spirits above belief. Even in our own country you will not find it a difficult thing to meet with persons who are totally ignorant of Christ. Date of Writing: Solomon most likely wrote this song during the early part of his reign. 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? his love, of which the apple is an emblem: and these are sweet, 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. I. 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." Yet I must speak to all to begin here. 1. Jesus Christ has regained it for him: he eats it partly now (Psalms 119:103; John 6:55; John 6:57); fully hereafter (Revelation 2:7): not earned by the sweat of his brow, or by his righteousness, (Romans 10:1-21.) 3. Man lost the tree of life (Genesis 3:22, Genesis 3:23). Scorched souls can find no shelter nor refreshing shadow among the creatures; but only by coming to the spiritual apple tree, who is the Lord Jesus Christ. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Oaks bring forth apples, such as they are, and acorns. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tbi/song-of-solomon-2.html. Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. And his fruit was sweet to my taste,] i.e., His word and promises, which I rolled as sugar under my tongue, and sucked therehence more sweetness than Samson did from his honeycomb. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. men, who are like forest trees, wild, barren, and unfruitful; Don’t you like how this starts! In this post, I will highlight verses from all 8 chapters of the Song of Solomon (aka the Song of Songs). Song of Solomon 7:3 under the shadow of the apple tree, to which Christ is compared; The practice of the spouse is then in season. That precious child of God that hath so seen Christ as fully to trust in him, and delight in him, hath adopted, and entered into the enjoyment of that sweet scripture, Whom have I in heaven but thee? Man lost the tree of life, (Genesis 3:1-24.) of God by adopting grace; for he is so in such a sense they are https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/song-of-solomon-2.html. Note that when a lover is meant, the word is not `love' but `beloved.' 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. Many times have we pitched our tents in its shade, and spread our carpets secure from the rays of the sun. Apple - generic term; including the golden citron, pomegranate, and orange apple (Proverbs 25:11). "So is my beloved among the sons" (Song of Solomon 2:3). I have stood under them and said, “How can this be? 1. New York. 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. He combines the shadow and fragrance of the citron with the sweetness of the orange and pomegranate fruit. And His life! When Christ comes to his church, it is to entertain his friends. Not only Scribes and Pharisees sought to ensnare, entangle, and catch Him in His talk, the prince of the world came. 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. So we can see that Solomon is still a young man in this Song. A shadow is not prized by men, till some heat scorch them. confirmed by him in the estate they are, and are ministering I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste. 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. "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". The Lord Jesus is not only a refuge to protect, but the whole of sustenance and food. church, who here returns the commendation to Christ, asserts, The quince, the citron, the apple, and the apricot have each had their advocates. Author: Solomon wrote Song of Solomon, according to the first verse. 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. It has been very variously identified. verse 3: …Your name is like purified oil; therefore the maidens love you. the wild trees. And is it not a strange thing that a Saviour should be found for us among men--not among angels? Examples of this are seen (in the case of God's people) when the Jews returned from the captivity in Babylon, or in the Incarnation of Christ; or, (in the case of individuals), at any time of great revival in the Church. Now, I beseech you who have found the Saviour to be telling others what you know about Him, and try to lead others to look at Him. He As a lily among brambles, so is my love among the young women. The apple-tree, the name of which, תּפּוּח , is formed from נפח , and denominates it from its fragrant flower and fruit, is as the king among fruit trees, in Shulamith's view. First, then, our text speaks of the tree which the fainting soul most desires. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Now Jesus is all this and infinitely more, in the eyes of his people. (a) He received all the scorching beams of wrath on Himself, that so He might keep them from His people. Compare Hosea 14:6-9, Contrast the worldling's fruit (Luke 15:16). Song of Solomon 6:13 is 7:1 in the Hebrew text, making each verse one greater throughout the Hebrew text in chapter 7. But then, the spouse also found that she herself was thirsty, and that the fruit of the tree exactly met her case. Solomon married all these women so that his country would be at peace. He combines the shadow and fragrance of the citron with the sweetness of the orange and pomegranate fruit. apple — generic including the golden citron, pomegranate, and orange apple (Proverbs 25:11). 3. 1871-8. (3) Apple tree.—So the LXX. 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. He drank the cup of wrath from the brim to the bottom. 3. Christ is cornucopia, a universal good, all-sufficient and satisfactory, proportionable, and every way fitting to our necessities. Certainly, the Song of Solomon, along with every other book of the Bible, points us to Jesus (Luke 24:13–27). As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. Probably the apple tree in those warm countries was vastly superior to these in our colder climates; and this, indeed, historians tell us it was: for in loftiness, fruitfulness, and beauty, this tree surpassed all others. Christ received of the Father the fulness of power and of the Spirit, for the benefit of the redeemed, that He might shower down the streams of grace on all that repair to Him for relief and succour. Most men are so full gorged with the devil’s dainties, so surfeited with sin’s deserts, that they find no more relish in the good Word of God than in the white of an egg, or in a dry chip. 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. 1. my beloved. This notion is like to prevail with none but those who are scorched with God’s wrath, or loaden with the burden of sin; with them that are either of a troubled, or of a tender conscience. spirits to him; and he is exalted above them in human nature: men How should it be found in a forest? disagreeable; I sat down under his shadow with great 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. As the apple tree, in a garden or orchard, excels and is l. 3. c. 19. observe; and so is a fit emblem of Christ, in the greatness of his person, in the fulness, of his grace, in the virtue of his blood, and righteousness and grace, which are a sovereign antidote against the poison of sin; and whose presence, and communion with him, cure panting souls, out of breath in seeking him; and whose mediation perfumes their breath, their prayers, whereby they become grateful to God, which otherwise would be strange and disagreeable; I sat down under his shadow with great delight: under the shadow of the apple tree, to which Christ is compared; whose person, blood, and righteousness, cast a shadow, which is a protecting one, from the heat of divine wrath, from the curses of a fiery law, from the fiery darts of Satan, and from the fury of persecutors, Isaiah 25:4; and is a cooling, comforting, and refreshing one, like the shadow of a great rock to a weary traveller, Isaiah 32:2; and though the shadow of some trees, as PlinyF14Nat. 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