• Song of Solomon ~ Chapters 5 and 6

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    5:1 I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam. I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk. Eat, friends; Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers.

    The joyous event has happened. The marriage has been consummated.

    5:2-6 On the surface it sounds as if the lover is simply coming and knocking on the door of his beloved's house. But there is an underlying meaning. "Head covered with dew," "hand by the latch," "feet" and "hand" (which can be euphemisms for genitals) -- all of these point to double meanings.

    5:2 I was asleep but my heart was awake. A voice! My beloved was knocking: ‘Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my perfect one! For my head is drenched with dew, my locks with the damp of the night.’

    He is fully aroused
    and requesting that
    she opens herself to him,
    both emotionally and physically.

    He is requesting that she opens herself to him, both emotionally and physically. He is fully aroused and the head of his penis is moist with pre-seminal fluid; or to put it more colloquially, he is wet with pre-cum and it is dripping down onto his pubic hair.

    5:3 I have taken off my dress, How can I put it on again? I have washed my feet, how can I dirty them again?

    The Anchor Bible says: "In view of the well known use of 'feet' as a euphemism for genitals, the language is at least suggestive." I have washed and now am ready for bed. She could be saying I don’t want to engage in sexual activity and have to wash again. Or she could just be teasing him.

    5:4 - 5 My beloved extended his hand through the [the hole in the door] opening, and my feelings were aroused for him. 5 “I arose to open to my beloved; and my hands dripped with myrrh, and my fingers with liquid myrrh, on the handles of the bolt.

    In that day a door was secured by a cross bar or bolt, and at night the bar was fastened with a pin. There was a round hole in the upper part of the door and someone on the outside could put his hand through and remove the bar, unless the hole was sealed. Hand here mean penis. She opens herself to him. She touches her own wetness, stimulating herself, and her fingers are covered in her natural lubricant. She then takes hold of the handle of the bolt, his hard cock.

    When, in the Song of Solomon, a woman is spoken of as a “wall” that has a “door,” the Anchor Bible says, "The word 'door' is recognized even by the most modest of commentators as a figure for a female unusually open and receptive to sexual overtures. The request to 'open' in the preceding verse could in certain circumstances have sexual connotations . . . there can be no question that, whatever the context, the statement 'my love thrust his hand into the hole' would be suggestive of coital intromission, even without the succeeding line descriptive of the emotional reaction of the female.”

    5:6 I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had turned away and had gone! My heart went out to him as he spoke. I searched for him but I did not find him; I called him but he did not answer me.

    The time for foreplay was over,
    now is the time to
    become one in body
    and experience the
    explosive fulfillment
    of their mutual desire.

    The word for heart used here is translated "womb" in Ruth 1:11. Strong's Concordance defines it as "uterus". The intimate parts of her body yearned for him. The time for foreplay was over, now is the time to become one in body and experience the explosive fulfillment of their mutual desire.

    Another understanding is that she was in bed, clean, and retired for the night. He called for her and she does not want to get up. She was aroused, and was stimulating herself, and by the time she responded he had gone.

    In the rest of this chapter the bride spends time praising the physical attributes of her beloved, making it clear that theirs was both a very physical as well as emotional love.

    6:11 I went down to the orchard of nut trees to see the blossoms of the valley, to see whether the vine had budded or the pomegranates had bloomed.

    As we already know when speaking of the garden, pomegranates, and vine the man is speaking of her breasts, and pussy. He went to see if she was ready for sexual play.

    6:13 Come back, come back, O Shulammite; Come back, come back, that we may gaze at you!”Why should you gaze at the Shulammite, as at the dance of the two companies?

    Schulmmite is a female form of Solomon and in calling her that he indicates she is his other half, the one without whom he is incomplete.

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