Pastor Steven Anderson. 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. My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies. The VULGATE: Solomon's. It is stated in 1 Kings 4:32 that Solomon wrote a thousand and five songs; yet only one of them is found in the Bible; and through the ages there have often been questions as to whether or not this one really belongs in the Canon. Ecclesiastes points to earthly pleasure, and says: ‘Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again'; Canticles points to God as revealed in Jesus Christ, and says: ‘Whosoever drinketh of this water shall never thirst. 1854-1889. The name "Song of Songs" is an absolute comparison in the Hebrew and means as much as the most beautiful song. Indicates emphatically the most excellent of its kind. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". The subject of this book of a pleasing nature, and fit to be treated in a song. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. 2013. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 1:1". Psalms 98:1. It is evangelical; and gospel-times should be times of joy, for gospel-grace puts a new song into our mouths, Psalm 98:1. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/ghe/song-of-solomon-1.html. Songs found to have the most powerful influence on the minds and morals of a people. She is visualizing his delights, and the delights of love, and she assures him in her mind that, in a similar way to all the young women in his kingdom, she desires nothing more than for him to call her to him. This development of love and confidence as well as the ripening experience finds its expression in the following words of the bride: 1.My beloved is mine, and I am his; He feedeth among the lilies (chap. And as it is Solomon's Song, by which is evidently meant, as will hereafter more plainly appear, Jesus Christ, (for a greater than Solomon is here); we may, without violence to the expression, call it a gospel song; for its whole contents is of salvation by Jesus Christ. zur hebr. Not, as GESENIUS, a song consisting of many songs. Gospel grace puts a new song in the mouth (Psa 40:3; Psa 98:1). I will not know all the interpretations (as many have struggled with some of the metaphors) but I seek to gain all God has for me. Christ, in his divine and human nature, is the source of all our good. While the opening verses of Proverbs and Ecclesiastes clearly state this title, it is strangely missing in the Canticles. Canon (see App-1). Choose a verse from 'Song of Solomon 8' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org 1706. The plur. The Song of Songs, composed by Solomon . Ecclesiastes 12: Song of Solomon: Song of Solomon 2 . We find other similar Hebrew idioms in the Old Testament; the phrase "holy of holies" (, ), meaning "the most holy place," and the phrase "heaven of heavens" (, ), meaning "the highest of the heavens" (, ), meaning "the most beautiful ornament." Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. The person of Shulamite (chap. ; Christ, of whom Solomon was a type; see Song of Solomon 3:7; of his person, excellencies, love to his church, care of her, and concern for her; and of the nearness and communion he admitted her to, and indulged her with the Jews have a sayingF13Maimon. A further explanation says the book contains songs wherein marital love is glorified.