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apple before she went into the bridegroom, as leaving an Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Ye shall search for a Saviour amongst “the helmed cherubim and sworded seraphim” as long as you will, but there is none there. 5. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/song-of-solomon-2.html. of Song of Solomon 2:3 "As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. And make no mistake about it, these words are extremely sensuous and erotic, as a glance at the Good News Bible translation will indicate. fulness, of his grace, in the virtue of his blood, and Men nearest to the church are often furthest from God. Copyright StatementThese files are a derivative of an electronic edition prepared from text scanned by Woodside Bible Fellowship.This expanded edition of the Jameison-Faussett-Brown Commentary is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. Many evangelical scholars interpret the Song of Songs as a lyric poem, which has both unity and logical progression. It was little wonder that when the spouse, all hungry and faint, did come upon this apple tree in the forest she acted as she did. "In the fulness of his sufficiency he is in want, "saith Job of a wicked man. they have all their fruit from him; and so ministers of the word Now, see how Jesus meets all the wants of all who come to Him. than they, and is possessed of far greater power, riches, glory, 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. Christ’s fruit relisheth well with those who, by faith, sit down under His shadow. Similarly, this writer would welcome the power to see such wonderful teachings in these erotic verses. pardon, justification and fresh discoveries and manifestations of "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". sive l. 2. p. 103. . BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. 2. This is singular indeed! yea, even good men, Christ has the pre-eminence of them, the sons Not only Scribes and Pharisees sought to ensnare, entangle, and catch Him in His talk, the prince of the world came. Christ is a complete and comfortable shadow, the only screen between us and wrath. He combines the shadow and fragrance of the citron with the sweetness of the orange and pomegranate fruit. that he as much excels all the "sons", the creatures of God, We all of us have a veneration for age. The usus loq . God’s goodness is exceeding great and large; yet this good God hath His wrath, which is set forth to us by the notions of a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:29), and a burning oven (Malachi 4:1). Hist. 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. among the sons — parallel to “among the daughters” (Song of Solomon 2:2). Now Jesus is all this and infinitely more, in the eyes of his people. and enjoyed; and as he is full of grace and truth, he looks very We seldom hear of such a thing; an apple tree should grow in a garden. I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys. II. Jesus, in our nature, is far above all angels, and principalities, and powers; probably these are the sons the church speaks of, and we know, that when Jesus as God-man Mediator is brought into our world under this exalted character, as the first begotten, Jehovah said, Let all the angels of God worship him. 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." 3. 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. The recall of events in her former meeting with her beloved were too taxing for the maiden. other shadow, looking upon him to be a suitable one in her and majesty. 1:12 "at his table" - banqueting was done in a reclining position. (1) The maiden describes herself to her beloved. “He made His grave with the wicked.” Now, there is some thing very sweet about this, because a wood is the very place where we most love to find Christ growing. 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). 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. protecting one, from the heat of divine wrath, from the curses of How perfect this; recollect it was life like ours; in the same world, subject to the same laws, physical and mental, as our own. 1801-1803. Character. 1905-1909. 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. 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. 1909-1922. [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. 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. I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". The benefits which the church receives from him, Song of Solomon 2:3. The statue of Venus had sometimes an apple in one hand, and a poppy in the other, Pausan. Humble souls see most beauty in him. persecutors, ( Isaiah 25:4 Isaiah 25:5 ) ; and is https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/song-of-solomon-2.html. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. It was also surrounded by sin. under the shadow of the apple tree, to which Christ is compared; become grateful to God, which otherwise would be strange and She looked up at it; that was the first thing she did, and she perceived that it met her double want. While His general influence has thus been exerted on the world, its choicest modes of operation have been reserved for the Church. Memory brought an acute emotional climax. I. In his shade I took great delight and sat down, And his fruit was sweet to my taste. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". As the apple-tree — Whose fruit is very pleasant and wholesome; among the trees of the wood — Which are barren. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons,.... As the apple tree, in a garden or orchard, excels and is preferable to the wild barren trees of a forestF11"Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi", Virgil. fructifying; and such is Christ; "they that dwell under his It is wonderful, comfortable, and filleth their hearts in a satisfying manner, when they can have any experience of God’s love in Christ, in the Word, or meditation, or prayer, or sacraments (Psalms 63:6). He As a lily among brambles, so is my love among the young women. When the child is sick, out come the preserves and deserts; never sits he so much on his mother’s lap and in her bosom as then. His own personal nature preceded and qualified Him for His entire mediatorial work. A summary of Part X (Section1) in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. 3. A summary of Part X (Section2) in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. Yet I must speak to all to begin here. Saturnal. You look up at it and think what a puny creature you are, and how brief has been your life compared with its duration. his love, of which the apple is an emblem: and these are sweet, In Him alone we find refreshing, ease, and comfort. He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. He is a lily of the valleys, or low places, in his humiliation, exposed to injury. His fruits: for a threefold reason: Because purchased by Him: all these privileges were procured for us by His blood, death, and sufferings. 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. Jesus is indeed himself the Tree of life in the midst of the garden; and so lovely, and so prolific in all blessings, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, that he is unceasingly blessed. 1859. the apple tree. And His life! Shadow - (Isaiah 4:6.) Conjug. She As an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. all that come under this appellation of sons. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". How vast the influence the Saviour has been ever exerting in our world! Solin. of Bible, p. 335). As seen thus, however, He was spotless, and Divine Omniscience declared itself “well pleased” with Him. ", 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. "Coffman Commentaries on the Old and New Testament". BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". especially it appears so when laden with choice fruit; so the The practice of the spouse is then in season. The Song of Songs (also called the Song of Solomon) is a poem about love between a man and a woman. The “loneliness of Christ” in these respects was most painful, and itself a test of virtue. All other rights reserved. Here is fruit. the poison of sin; and whose presence, and communion with him, "The Adam Clarke Commentary". ii. beloved among the sons "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". Such is every natural man. (Defender's Study Bible Note) BibliographyGill, John. l. 11. c. 53. 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. I sat down under his shadow; being weary and heavy laden with manifold sins and troubles, inward and outward, I confidently reposed myself under his protection, (which is commonly signified by a shadow, as Isaiah 4:6 25:4, &c.,) and by him was defended from the scorching heat of God’s wrath and from the curse of his fiery law, and from the mischief or hurt of all sorts of distresses. Note also that the Shulamite's true lover is "among the sons," a description that has no application whatever to Solomon. not; he is their Creator, Lord, Head, Husband, and Saviour, and The apple tree has been 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. or inf . "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". men, who are like forest trees, wild, barren, and unfruitful; They long to sit down under His shadow indeed, and to get a taste of His pleasant fruits. The maiden and her beloved continue to praise each other. and there is none upon earth I desire beside thee. II. mouth should be. The Piel חמּד , occurring only here, expresses the intensity of the wish and longing. Stay ye me with raisins, refresh me with apples; "So is my beloved among the sons" (Song of Solomon 2:3). A sanctified soul can taste the sweetness of spiritual things, word, sacraments, graces, hopes. righteousness and grace, which are a sovereign antidote against Date of Writing: Solomon most likely wrote this song during the early part of his reign. Show what are Christ’s fruits which are so sweet to the taste of those that sit under His shadow. I am weak from passion.". 1. Show some things imported in this doctrine. It is sufficient to our purpose to observe, that for beauty, usefulness, grace in its appearance, and the fruitfulness of the apple-tree beyond all the trees of the wood, Jesus in his person; offices, and character, may be supposed to be by this similitude strikingly represented. the wild trees. 1. (In chapter 8 the numbering systems are the same again) What does 8:1-3 show about their relationship? 1. Strange things may be observed in the undisturbed woods, which are not to be seen in our hedgerow trees, or discerned in our gardens; trees have odd habits of their own, and grow marvellously if left to their own sweet wills. As the apple tree, in a garden or orchard, excels and is I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. Why, I know sick people who are far more happy in their sickness than worldlings are in their health; and I know poor men who are infinitely more at peace, and more contented, than rich men who have not the Saviour. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/song-of-solomon-2.html. There be divine comforts that are felt by the suffering saints that others taste not of, nor themselves neither at other times. Hist. 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). There are some things which are so old as to be rotten, worm-eaten, and fit only to be put away. All the sons of Adam in general may be meant; wicked Great, however, as it is, it cannot help you: if it were a thousand times higher, and its topmost boughs swept the stars, yet it could minister no aid to you. This, in the warmth of his affection, he denies, insisting that she as much surpasses all other maidens as the flower of the lily does the bramble, Song of Solomon 2:2. Even in our own country you will not find it a difficult thing to meet with persons who are totally ignorant of Christ. Song of Solomon 8:5 (Worthington). III. Polyhistor. Song of Solomon 6:13 is 7:1 in the Hebrew text, making each verse one greater throughout the Hebrew text in chapter 7. sometimes compared to large and lofty trees; but Christ is higher Increasingly, Song of Solomon and other works by Morrison are showing up on high school and college reading lists. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Song of Solomon and what it means. 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. my 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. I sat down under his shadow with great delight. disagreeable; I sat down under his shadow with great 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. inflamed by the fiery law, and filled with wrath and terror, agreeable savour; and intimating how graceful the words of her Where the greatest light is, there the shadows are deepest. יער (from יער , to be rough, rugged, uneven) is the wilderness and the forest, where are also found trees bearing fruit, which, however, is for the most part sour and unpalatable. Yea, the way of obedience is sweet to them (Proverbs 3:17). of fruit, very beautiful; and whose fruit is very cooling, The fruit borne by Christ, the Tree of Life, the Living Vine, “the Apple Tree among the trees of the wood,” may be regarded under three aspects, relating to His character, work, influence. Note that when a lover is meant, the word is not `love' but `beloved.' Song of Solomon Chapter 1. the fruit of the apple tree, to which the allusion is. 1599-1645. BibliographyCoke, Thomas. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my Beloved among the sons. "Lenta salix", &c. Eclog. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". It was far less favour ably circumstanced than ours. 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? “In highlands and lowlands alike, by the shores of the Mediterranean and on the banks of the Jordan, in the nooks of Judiæa, under the heights of Lebanon, in the recesses of Galilee, and in the glades of Gilead, the apricot flourishes, and yields a crop of prodigious abundance. The Targum renders it, the pome citron, or citron apple tree; which is a tree very large and beautiful; its fruit is of a bitter taste, but of a good smell; always fruit on it; is an excellent remedy against poison, and good for the breath, as naturalistsF13Athenaei Deispnosoph. satisfaction, and security, she enjoyed under him; it denotes her It has been very variously identified. Besides the attractive goodness of the object, there is inclination in their own souls to it. With great delight I sat in his shadow, and his fruit was sweet to my taste. As. Our addresses to Christ always begin with a sense of our own want and misery. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". Sexual Allusions and Symbols in the Song of Solomon. They do experimentally find a great deal of comfort and sweetness in Him (1 Peter 2:2-3). 1765. Lamentations 4:20 is the type. 1. 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. These are sweet unto a believer’s taste. Commentary on Song of Solomon 6:2,3 (Read Song of Solomon 6:2,3) Christ's church is a garden, enclosed, and separated from the world; he takes care of it, delights in it, and visits it. Please read the entire book if you feel verses are taken out of context. What does it mean to say the Song of Songs is inspired Scripture? You had searched among the other trees, but you found no fruit there: you tried to rest in the shadow of other boughs, but you never rested till on that blood-stained tree of the cross you saw your sin put away and your salvation secured, and then you rested and were satisfied. ) ; the apple was sacred to love F12. "E.W. Oh, the delightful quiet of the shadow under which you sat that day; blessed be His name! And then as to the future. 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? "Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the young men. 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