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[CANTICLES]Solomon's Song

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Solomon's Song

Called also CANTICLES, and Song of Songs, B. C. 1012. This highly figurative and beautiful poem has always held a place in the canonical Scriptures, and of course was a part of the Bible in the time of Christ; it was so regarded by the early Christians, and appears in the ancient catalogues, manuscripts, and versions. Numerous and very different opinions have been held as to the subject and plan of this poem; but that its design is to set forth the spiritual love and mutual communion between Christ and his people, is evident from its harmony, when so understood, with the large class of Scripture passages which represent God and particularly Christ as the husband of the church, and employ the marriage relation in its various aspects to illustrate the relation between the Savior and his people. Thus Psalm 45:1-17 is a Messianic nuptial song. See also Isaiah 54:5 62:5 Jeremiah 3:1-25 Ezekiel 16:1-63 Hosea 1:1-3:5 2 1 Corinthians 11:2 Ephesians 5:23-32 Revelation 19:7-9 21:2-9.

In the exposition of this beautiful poem we must remember the difference between eastern and western nations. Modern conventional rules and notions. Modern conventional rules and notions are not the standard to which its plan, its images, or its phraseology should be brought. The veiling of spiritual fervor and enjoyment under the symbol of love is common among oriental nations, and commentators have quoted portions of eastern allegorical songs, which bear no small resemblance to this inspired allegory. Many Christians, deeply imbued with the spirit of the gospel, have found great delight and benefit in reading it. Jonathan Edwards says, "I found an inward sweetness that would carry me away in my contemplations. This I know not how to express otherwise than by a calm, delightful abstraction of the soul from all concerns of the world; and sometimes a kind of vision of fixed ideas and imaginations of being alone in the mountains or some solitary wilderness, far from mankind, sweetly conversing with Christ, and rapt and swallowed up in God. The sense I had of divine things would often of a sudden kindle up an ardor in my soul that I knew not how to express. While thus engaged, it always seemed natural to me to sing or chant forth my mediations, or to speak my thoughts in soliloquies with a singing voice."

Dr. John Brown of Haddington, in the introduction to his admirable paraphrase of this book, says, "If understood of the marriage and fellowship between Christ and his people, it will appear most exalted, instructive, and heart-warming. Its majestic style, its power on men's conscience to promote holiness and purity the harmony of its language with that of Christ's parables and the books of Revelation, the sincerity of the bride in acknowledging her faults, and its general reception by the Jewish and Christian church, sufficiently prove it inspired of God. To such as read it with a carnal and especially with a wanton mind, it is the savor of death unto death, as the mind and conscience of such are defiled; but to such as have experienced much fellowship with Christ, and read it with a heavenly and spiritual temper of mind, it will be the savor of life unto life. The speakers in it are, Christ, Believers, and the Daughters of Jerusalem," or companions and friends of believers.

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The Royal Pair in their Glorious Chariot
... king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his
espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart.""Solomons Song 3:6-11. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 8 1863/the royal pair in their.htm

The Best Beloved
... The Best Beloved. A Sermon (No.1446). Delivered by. CH SPURGEON,. At the Metropolitan
Tabernacle, Newington. "Yea, he is altogether lovely.""Solomons Song 5:16. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 24 1878/the best beloved.htm

One Worker Preparing for Another
... Now, we have here many ministers of God and students, Davids and Solomons; but I
pray that many, who are strangers as yet, may be enlisted in ... Your song will be ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 38 1892/one worker preparing for another.htm

Concerning Peaceableness
... It becomes not Christians to be Ishmaels but Solomons. ... His office is to be a mediator
of peace (1 Timothy 2:5). He came into the world with a song of peace ...
/.../the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/18 concerning peaceableness.htm

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Purveyor for Solomon

Sarcasm of Solomon

Solomon

Solomon is Visited by the Queen of Sheba

Solomon: A "Type" of Christ

Solomon: An Ancestor of Joseph

Solomon: Anointed King a Second Time

Solomon: Beloved of God

Solomon: Builds Another House for Pharaoh's Daughter

Solomon: Builds his House, the Forest of Lebanon

Solomon: Builds his Palace

Solomon: Builds Idolatrous Temples

Solomon: Builds Millo

Solomon: Builds the Temple

Solomon: Cedes some Inferior Cities to Hiram

Solomon: Commerce of

Solomon: Covenant Renewed in a Vision After the Dedication of the Temple

Solomon: Death of

Solomon: Dedicates the Temple

Solomon: Divides his Kingdom Into Subsistence Departments

Solomon: Drinking Vessels of his Houses

Solomon: Extent of his Dominions

Solomon: Has Seven-Hundred Wives and Three-Hundred Concubines

Solomon: His Idolatry

Solomon: His Prayer for Wisdom, and his Vision

Solomon: His Purveyors

Solomon: His Rigorous Reign

Solomon: Imports Apes and Peacocks

Solomon: Ivory Throne of

Solomon: Justice of, Illustrated in his Judgment of the Two Prostitutes

Solomon: Marries One of Pharaoh's Daughters

Solomon: Military Equipment of

Solomon: Musicians and Musical Instruments of his Court

Solomon: Named Jedidiah, by Nathan the Prophet

Solomon: Officers of

Solomon: Oppressions of

Solomon: Piety of

Solomon: Plants Vineyards and Orchards of all Kinds of Fruit Trees; Makes Pools

Solomon: Porches of Judgment

Solomon: Presents Received By

Solomon: Prophecies Concerning

Solomon: Provides an Armory

Solomon: Receives Tribute (Taxes)

Solomon: Reigns for Forty Years

Solomon: Renews the Courses of the Priests and Levites

Solomon: Son of David by Bath-Sheba

Solomon: Succeeds David to the Throne of Israel

Solomon: The Splendor of his Court

Solomon: Their Influence Over Him

Solomon: Wealth of

Solomon: Wisdom and Fame of

Solomons Porch

Solomons Servants

Solomons Song

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