SONG OF SONGS. The Love Song of the Scriptures. The Megilloth (“The Scrolls”). Interpretations of the Book. Allegorical Interpretation: Entire book is seen as an allegory of the Lord’s love for His people Israel. Cultic Interpretation: Cultic poems for use in marriage ritual.
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The Love Song of the Scriptures
"I am black but lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
Like the tents of Kedar,
Like the curtains of Solomon.
"Do not stare at me because I am swarthy,
For the sun has burned me.
My mother's sons were angry with me;
They made me caretaker of the vineyards,
But I have not taken care of my own vineyard.”
Tell me, O you whom my soul loves,
Where do you pasture your flock,
Where do you make it lie down at noon?
For why should I be like one who veils herself
Beside the flocks of your companions?