Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Song Of Solomon

So, for the readathon, two people got me to read books of the bible. Part of the promise was that I would review ALL books I read, so here goes. :P

Song of Solomon, or Song of Songs, as it's also know, was very interesting to read. I mean, it's about physical love. Between a man and (one of) his wives. Serious I'M TOO YOUNG moments happened frequently. There was a lot of glistening. And myrrh, and spices. And "going down into your garden."

MAYBE I have a dirty mind. But that seemed an AWEFUL lot like innuendo to me. I'm just SAYING.

But all the don'tthinkaboutitreallydon'tthinkSEEItoldyoutoothat'syourownfault was worth it for these two verses. ^_^

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm;
for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave.
It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.
Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away.
If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned.
        -Song of Songs 8:6-7

They make me happy.


Bahnree said...

But it's a metaphor, right? For God and his people? So it's kinda a physical love story to describe a spiritual love story.

Snazel said...

HAVE you read it?

Bahnree said...


Snazel said...

Okay. :P I couldn't see past the goats and the spices to get to the metaphors.

Pine Cone Boy said...

Not sure I buy the whole metaphor-for-God's-love-for-his-people theory. I mean, I sure love you God, but not in that way. Can we still be friends?

I personally think it's just there to teach us that God likes dirty poetry too. :D

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