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Verses of Song of Solomon 8

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Song of Solomon 8:1 Commentary - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Ch. Son 8:1. O that thou wert as my brother ] As should probably be omitted, as the accidental repetition of the last letter of the preceding word. She wishes that her lover were her brother. That she should wish that being her lover he were in the same position in regard to her as a brother would have occupied, does not seem to be likely. What she desires is freedom to love him and to express that love. Had he been her brother she would have had that liberty. Only the uterine brother and the father’s brother’s son have among the Bedawin the right to kiss a maiden. Cp. Wetzstein, ZDMG. XXII. pp. 93, 108. Such a wish as this seems quite incompatible with the view that the Song is a collection of songs sung at weddings after the marriage has been consummated.

when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee ] Better, so that, should I find thee without, I might kiss thee, and yet none would despise me. She would in that case be doing nothing unmaidenly, nothing for which she could be held in contempt, in shewing her love.

Chap. Son 7:7 Chap. Son 8:4. The King and the Shepherdess the last Assault

We may suppose that after her attendants have completed the Shulammite’s adornment, and have finished their fulsome praises of her beauty, she receives a new visit from the king. In Son 7:7-9 he gives utterance to his admiration in more sensuous terms than ever, and in Son 7:9 b she turns his talk aside, and dwells upon her lover. In Son 7:10 she gives her final answer in the exclamation that she belongs to him alone. The king then withdraws, and in Son 7:11-13 she lets her heart go out to her absent lover, and calls upon him to go back with her into their obscure but happy country life. In Son 8:1-3 she expresses a wish that he were her brother, so that she might love him without reproach, and concludes in Son 7:4 with a modification of the adjuration in Son 2:7 and Son 3:5.

Verses of Song of Solomon 8

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Song of Solomon 8:1 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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