Friday, 20 July 2007

Jonathan Edwards on Song of Solomon

No 147 - Solomon's Song - "The name by which Solomon calls this song confirms to me that it is more than an ordinary love song and that it was designed for a divine song and of divine authority for we read in 1 Kings 4:32 that Solomon's songs were "a thousand and five". This he called the "Song of songs". That is the most excellent of his songs ... because it was a song of the most excellent subject treating of the love, union and communion between Christ and His spouse of which marriage and conjugal love was but a shadow. These are the most excellent lovers and their love the most excellent love".

Jonathan Edwards - "Notes on Scripture" - Yale University Press, New Haven (1998) - (p92).

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