Black Christians : THE SONG OF SOLOMON

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    Song of Solomon

    Cant.1

    [1] The song of songs, which is Solomon's.
    [2] Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine.
    [3] Because of the savour of thy good ointments thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee.
    [4] Draw me, we will run after thee: the king hath brought me into his chambers: we will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine: the upright love thee.
    [5] I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon.
    [6] Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.
    [7] Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
    [8] If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go thy way forth by the footsteps of the flock, and feed thy kids beside the shepherds' tents.
    [9] I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.
    [10] Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.
    [11] We will make thee borders of gold with studs of silver.
    [12] While the king sitteth at his table, my spikenard sendeth forth the smell thereof.
    [13] A bundle of myrrh is my wellbeloved unto me; he shall lie all night betwixt my breasts.
    [14] My beloved is unto me as a cluster of camphire in the vineyards of En-gedi.
    [15] Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes.
    [16] Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green.
    [17] The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.


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    I Come to appreciate this book immensely.
     
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    There are eight chapters to this book and although, it seems like a small book in the Bible compared to others, it packs a lot. Hopefully, I can add some of my research to this awesome book.
     
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    Cant.2

    [1] I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.
    [2] As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters.
    [3] As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.
    [4] He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.
    [5] Stay me with flagons, comfort me with apples: for I am sick of love.
    [6] His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me.
    [7] I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
    [8] The voice of my beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the hills.
    [9] My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
    [10] My beloved spake, and said unto me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
    [11] For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
    [12] The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;
    [13] The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.
    [14] O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
    [15] Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
    [16] My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies.
    [17] Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.
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    I think that this whole book is so awesome. In regards to my research right now, I am going to focus on this scripture in Chapter 1:

    [15] Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes. Sng 1:15.

    and also these two scriptures in Chapter 2:

    [9] My beloved is like a roe or a young hart: behold, he standeth behind our wall, he looketh forth at the windows, shewing himself through the lattice.
    [16] My beloved is mine, and I am his: he feedeth among the lilies. Sng 2:9,16.

    The reason why I am focusing on these scriptures for now is because of the deep revelations being brought out in the Bible in reference to the inherited traits that came to define the Israelite people as a whole and also, because of other deep messages being brought out that have been deliberately downplayed.

    In Sng 1:15, Solomon, who wrote this book in the Bible (ie song) describes this young maiden as having 'doves' eyes' and this is a unique trait that continues to define certain people in the past and present. In Sng 2:9 and 16, Solomon writes from the maiden's viewpoint. She says that Solomon is her BELOVED and refers to him in metaphor as 'a roe or a young hart' and that 'he feedeth among the lilies'. These two scriptures pack a huge deep message and in order to understand fully what Solomon is conveying in his writings, a scientific approach to this scripture needs to be understood. In these scriptures Solomon is actually revealing himself, his ancestral origins, and he is describing his emotional passion for this girl.

    A YOUNG ROE, is a baby deer, a Red Deer, of a certain age and can either be female or male, but in this scripture Solomon defines this 'young roe' as being A YOUNG HART.

    A YOUNG HART would be a MALE RED DEER of a certain age. A Roebuck would be a fully mature hart. And it is the nature of deers in certain cases such as when they are thirsty to pant. Solomon therefore refers to this animal to define how this girl causes his emotions to pant after her presence.

    A YOUNG HART is also known for its beauty and speed and would be another reason why Solomon uses this kind of animal to describe himself in metaphor. Like the other scholars concluded and agreed with Solomon upon completion of his book, out of all of the other songs he wrote, this was the song of all songs. He poured so much into it and therefore, in order to understand its full meaning, it would take discipline and research. He meant to convey a lot when he wrote this book and for this reason, many Black Christians have not realized the truths he brought out in his book. If they did then, we would not being questioning what Solomon really looked like, or what Jesus looked like in terms of a cultural identity or physical identity within the Israelite culture itself. Because the Church has not done a perfect work in this regards, still today, many of us still wonder about things that have already been contained in the Holy Scriptures.

    In the scripture, Sng 2:16 when Solomon wrote 'he feedeth among the lilies', he is revealing his origins in that he has gotten his nourishment from 'a flower' a reproduction, a mother; the 'lily' being his own mother Bathsheba. And as the other scriptures in his book and the rest of the Bible support, Solomon is writing about his physical traits! He is connecting himself to the DNA of Bathsheba and also this very black skinned maiden! The entire book of Songs of Solomon is bringing out the physical presence of not only this girl, but the Israelite people as a whole. He is writing about their origins, their ancestry and their cultural identity in connection with Black origins.
     
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    Cant.3

    [1] By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
    [2] I will rise now, and go about the city in the streets, and in the broad ways I will seek him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not.
    [3] The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?
    [4] It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
    [5] I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
    [6] Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
    [7] Behold his bed, which is Solomon's; threescore valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel.
    [8] They all hold swords, being expert in war: every man hath his sword upon his thigh because of fear in the night.
    [9] King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.
    [10] He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold, the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love, for the daughters of Jerusalem.
    [11] Go forth, O ye daughters of Zion, and behold king Solomon with the crown wherewith his mother crowned him in the day of his espousals, and in the day of the gladness of his heart. SONGS OF SOLOMON Chapter 3.
     
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    Chapter three (3) of SONGS OF SOLOMON strikes a beautiful chord and verse ten (10) really stands out because it speaks to the heartbeat of the whole chapter and in essence speaks to the heart of the king, Solomon, at this point of his life, anyway. He speaks of his love and devotion to the daughters of Jerusalem and he writes about how they reciprocate his efforts. So even though the Bible records how Solomon, in his later life, followed the strange women that he married who were Idol worshipers, at some point he was able to write the sum of his heart and his desire towards Israel:


    He made the pillars thereof of silver, the bottom thereof of gold,
    the covering of it of purple, the midst thereof being paved with love,
    for the daughters of Jerusalem.
    SONG OF SOLOMON 3:10.


    His desires were towards the daughters of Israel and he writes how he responded to their desires for him when he was sought ought. And Solomon writes that he more than made himself available to them. He writes how at peace the maiden felt when he came to her resting place and how he opened his treasured places that he made and that he reserved for them to show how much he loved and cherished them. He writes how he moved the government towards his desires to protect and to satisfy the daughters of Jerusalem and he writes about the great extent of his efforts to guard their love.
     
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    Cant.4

    [1] Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves' eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
    [2] Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.
    [3] Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks.
    [4] Thy neck is like the tower of David builded for an armoury, whereon there hang a thousand bucklers, all shields of mighty men.
    [5] Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.
    [6] Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, I will get me to the mountain of myrrh, and to the hill of frankincense.
    [7] Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee.
    [8] Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.
    [9] Thou hast ravished my heart, my sister, my spouse; thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, with one chain of thy neck.
    [10] How fair is thy love, my sister, my spouse! how much better is thy love than wine! and the smell of thine ointments than all spices!
    [11] Thy lips, O my spouse, drop as the honeycomb: honey and milk are under thy tongue; and the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.
    [12] A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse; a spring shut up, a fountain sealed.
    [13] Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard,
    [14] Spikenard and saffron; calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense; myrrh and aloes, with all the chief spices:
    [15] A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.
    [16] Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits. SONG OF SOLOMON 4

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    What Does a person with DOVE'S EYES' Look Like?

    Chapter Four of Songs of Solomon really goes into more depth in regards to the purpose of this book in the Bible. In this song, Solomon begins to further reinforce certain aspects of this song to show his passion in regards to the people of Israel. So in the first half of this song, he goes into much detail about what this maiden looks like and highlights her traits and then afterwards, he brings out the prophecy of the Coming Messiah. He describes her hair in depth and then in the first verse of chapter four, Solomon again writes about her eyes and says that she has Dove’s eyes. He goes on to describe her facial features, her neck and her breasts and all the while, he brings out so much more meaning in addition to bringing out her physical attributes. In verse seven (7) he writes that she is perfect even in terms of her conversation. He writes that she is a pure virgin and then towards the end of this description of the Shulamite virgin, he changes tenses to show how she responded to these words. Solomon writes that she accepts his petition of love and beckons him to show her his love.
     
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    Cant.5

    [1] I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk: eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.
    [2] I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
    [3] I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?
    [4] My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.
    [5] I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock.
    [6] I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer.
    [7] The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
    [8] I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.
    [9] What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?
    [10] My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.
    [11] His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.
    [12] His eyes are as the eyes of doves by the rivers of waters, washed with milk, and fitly set.
    [13] His cheeks are as a bed of spices, as sweet flowers: his lips like lilies, dropping sweet smelling myrrh.
    [14] His hands are as gold rings set with the beryl: his belly is as bright ivory overlaid with sapphires.
    [15] His legs are as pillars of marble, set upon sockets of fine gold: his countenance is as Lebanon, excellent as the cedars.
    [16] His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem. SONG OF SOLOMON Chapter 5.
     
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