More from the Lovers

Song 2  (Songs 2:8 – 3:5)

Songs 2:9   The woman: “My lover is like a gazelle, or a young deer.”

Songs 2:10-12   The man: “Get up, my darling; let's go away, my beautiful one. Look, the winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Blossoms appear through all the land. The time has come to sing.”


Apple blossom in University Park (mattbuck)

"Blossoms appear through all the land." (Songs 2:12)   (mattbuck)


Songs 2:16-17   The woman: “My lover is mine, and I am his. He feeds among the lilies until the day dawns and the shadows disappear.”


Song 3  (Songs 3:6 – 5:1)

Songs 3:6-7   The woman: “Who is this coming out of the desert like a cloud of smoke? Who is this that smells like myrrh, incense and other spices? Look, it's Solomon's couch with 60 soldiers around it.”

Songs 4:1   The man: “How beautiful you are, my darling! Your eyes behind your veil are like doves. Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down Mount Gilead.”

Songs 4:8   The man: “Come with me from Lebanon, my bride. Come with me from Lebanon, from the top of Mount Amana, from the tops of Mount Senir and Mount Hermon.”


Hula Valley & Mt Hermon from Manara (Beivushtang)

The Hula Valley and Mount Hermon   (Beivushtang)


Song 4  (Songs 5:2 – 6:3)

Songs 5:10-16   The woman: “My lover is healthy and tanned; the best of ten thousand men… His eyes are like doves by springs of water. They seem to be bathed in cream and are set like jewels… His legs are like large marble posts, standing on bases of fine gold. He is like a cedar of Lebanon, like the finest of the trees... His mouth is sweet to kiss, and I desire him very much.”

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