Saturday, August 16, 2008

22 The Book of the Song of Solomon (Summarized)


Two lovers celebrate each other 1-4

The man leaves, and a search for him ensues 5-7

The lovers are reunited 8

Song of Solomon

  1. BG | SAB | A thoroughly suntanned woman goes looking for her lover. They exchange dialog, emphasizing their attraction to one another.

  2. BG | SAB | The woman advises to let love come naturally, and marvels at her lover's traveling prowess. It is springtime.

  3. BG | SAB | The woman looked all over for her lover. When she found him, she brought him to her mother's house. She advises again to let love come naturally. Then she admires as King Solomon approaches wearing the crown given to him on the day of his marriage by his mother.

  4. BG | SAB | The lover poetically describes his woman with many metaphors, including one which may mean that he will make love to her all night long. The woman responds by inviting her lover to partake of her “choice fruits”.

  5. BG | SAB | They make love. The woman sleeps and dreams that her lover is coming back, but when she wakes up she finds him gone. She goes out in the night to find her lover, and the night watchmen beat her until she bruised and they took her cloak. She solicits her friends for help. Her friends ask her why is her lover better than any other man. She poetically describes her lover with many metaphors.

  6. BG | SAB | Her friends ask where her lover went. She replies that he went to his garden. Her lover poetically describes his woman with many metaphors. Her friends question the lover (the Shulammite). He replies that he went to check on his garden and then got distracted. The friends plead for him to come back to the woman.

  7. BG | SAB | Her lover poetically describes his woman with many metaphors. The woman suggests they go away to the villages and make love in the vineyards.

  8. BG | SAB | The woman laments about jealous onlookers. Then she comments on how strong love is; just as strong as death is. The friends ask the woman what should be done about a girl whose breasts are not yet grown. The woman says that her breast are huge and therefore she brings her lover happiness. She then goes on to talk about renting vineyards. Her lover calls for her, and she calls for him to go away with her.

Ecclesiastes | Song of Solomon | Isaiah

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