These are the words of the church, and very expressive they are, of her affection to her Lord. Authorship: The first verse of the book may be taken to mean the song written by Solomon or the song about Solomon. If you were put down in the middle of a forest and told there was an apple tree there, you might wander for many a day before you discovered it, and often go over your own footsteps, lost in endless mazes, but you would not find the object of your search; and so, though there be a Saviour, men have not found the Saviour, and there may even be souls here present who long for that which Jesus is able to give, and yet have not discovered Him. especially it appears so when laden with choice fruit; so the This, in the warmth of his affection, he denies, insisting that she as much surpasses all other maidens as the flower of the lily does the bramble, Song of Solomon 2:2. (C. H. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/song-of-solomon-2.html. There be divine comforts that are felt by the suffering saints that others taste not of, nor themselves neither at other times. The point of the metaphor is this. And his fruit was sweet to my taste,] i.e., His word and promises, which I rolled as sugar under my tongue, and sucked therehence more sweetness than Samson did from his honeycomb. other with its fruit; to which the allusion may be; see ( You try to contemplate the storms which have swept over it, and the suns which have shone upon it. Song of Solomon 2:3 "As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] my beloved among the sons. But the Lord Jesus Christ has not only satisfied us as to the past, see what He has done for us as to the present! He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love. other shadow, looking upon him to be a suitable one in her The Biblical Illustrator. He was hidden, concealed from earthly gaze, visible only to His Father. Contrariwise the godly, in the fulness of his want, is in an all-sufficiency; because he is in Christ, who hath filled παντα εν πασι [Colossians 3:11] - the neuter gender, not only all the hearts of his people, but all things; he hath filled up that emptiness that was before in the creature, and made it satisfactory. The sun was hot, there was the shadow: she was faint, there was the fruit. He combines the shadow and fragrance of the citron with the sweetness of the orange and pomegranate fruit. The author of the Observations remarks, that citron-trees are very noble, being large, their leaves very beautiful, of an exquisite smell, and affording a most delightful shade: the fragrance of the fruit is admirable. ; Heb., tappuach. Copyright StatementThese files are public domain and are a derivative of an electronic edition that is available on the Christian Classics Ethereal Library Website. Show why Christ’s fruit relisheth so well with those who by faith do partake of it. the wild trees. It is His chief work, His masterpiece, His last and greatest conception; and of it all, Christ is “the Alpha and Omega, the beginning, the ending, the first and the last.” It is His operation, His fruit, that which here we may find most delectable, which through eternity we shall feast upon and find sweet to our taste. And is it not a strange thing that a Saviour should be found for us among men--not among angels? II. cure panting souls, out of breath in seeking him; and whose They have been His servants; and although they thought not so, nor did their hearts mean so, He has by them been working out His purposes, and using them as His agents. New York. That which scorcheth poor distressed souls, is a sense of God’s wrath: observe how fitly God s wrath is set forth by the scorching of the sun. She appeals to the women of the harem to bring food (Song of Solomon 2:5). They long to sit down under His shadow indeed, and to get a taste of His pleasant fruits. By this I mean not so much what the Saviour is in Himself, nor what He is for us, though there is influence from both, as the power which He exerts upon us. As the apple-tree — Whose fruit is very pleasant and wholesome; among the trees of the wood — Which are barren. Psalms 73:25-26. also, the greatest princes and monarchs of the earth, are as Isaiah 42:21; Esther 8:7; Ewald, §285. Christ’s fruits are very sweet to their taste, because of the suitableness of the fruit to the prepared appetite: they have a hungry conscience, and so can sooner taste that sweetness. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste. words may be rendered, "I desired, and I sat down" F15; she BibliographyBullinger, Ethelbert William. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. Fruit - faith plucks it (Proverbs 3:18). Song-of-solomon 2:2 As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters. Yet in Song of Solomon, we read, “Sixty queens there may be, and eighty concubines, and virgins beyond number…” (v. 6:8 NIV). The Church praises Christ, resting secure under his protection. Great, however, as it is, it cannot help you: if it were a thousand times higher, and its topmost boughs swept the stars, yet it could minister no aid to you. As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so [is] By "his fruit" here are meant the blessings of this was the embodiment of His pure spirit, its outward working, the channel through which its sympathies flowed out upon the world around. The Church, being scorched with troubles without and terrors within, ran to Christ for shelter, and found singular comfort. The Song was accepted into the Jewish canon of scripture in the 2nd century CE, after a period of controversy in the 1st century. F16 advised the bride to eat a quince of fruit, very beautiful; and whose fruit is very cooling, Copyright © 2020, Bible Study Tools. in Aristoph. ; she desired to sit under the shade of this tree, and she did; she had what she wished for; and she sat "with great delight": having the presence of Christ, and fellowship with him in his word and ordinances, where Christ is a delightful shade to his people; and his fruit was sweet to my taste; the fruit of the apple tree, to which the allusion is. 3. Christ received of the Father the fulness of power and of the Spirit, for the benefit of the redeemed, that He might shower down the streams of grace on all that repair to Him for relief and succour. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". fulness, of his grace, in the virtue of his blood, and BibliographyBeza, Theodore. 2. The benefits which the church receives from him, Song of Solomon 2:3. That precious child of God that hath so seen Christ as fully to trust in him, and delight in him, hath adopted, and entered into the enjoyment of that sweet scripture, Whom have I in heaven but thee? Reader, mark with me, that in those two grand points the whole of a believer's joy in the present life, yea, and in a future, is made up. Spurgeon.). all that come under this appellation of sons. The quince, the citron, the apple, and the apricot have each had their advocates. Jesus is indeed himself the Tree of life in the midst of the garden; and so lovely, and so prolific in all blessings, temporal, spiritual, and eternal, that he is unceasingly blessed. BibliographyCoffman, James Burton. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/song-of-solomon-2.html. BibliographyBenson, Joseph. THE SHULAMITE CONTRASTS HER TRUE LOVER WITH SOLOMON. Song-of-solomon 2:3 As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. In the end, Solomon would have 700 wives. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". Song of Solomon 8:5 The artist looked at him sadly, and said: "Don't you wish you could"? As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my Beloved among the sons. He is a lily for whiteness, a lily of the valleys for sweetness, for those which we call so yield a strong perfume. "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". He alone is ever fruitful among the fruitless wild trees (Psalm 89:6; Hebrews 1:9). preferable to the wild barren trees of a forest F11, יער (from יער , to be rough, rugged, uneven) is the wilderness and the forest, where are also found trees bearing fruit, which, however, is for the most part sour and unpalatable. But what saith our Saviour; John 15:2, "Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away"; and "without me ye can do nothing." Men nearest to the church are often furthest from God. The Song of Songs (also called the Song of Solomon) is a poem about love between a man and a woman. Song of Solomon Chapter 1 Analysis Verses 1-4. He drank the cup of wrath from the brim to the bottom. BibliographyExell, Joseph S. "Commentary on "Song of Solomon 2:3". These feed upon that now that they must, without repentance, digest in hell; (c) there will be bitterness in the end. Those things which make others tremble make us glad. Now, I beseech you who have found the Saviour to be telling others what you know about Him, and try to lead others to look at Him. The “loneliness of Christ” in these respects was most painful, and itself a test of virtue. than they, and is possessed of far greater power, riches, glory, Respondit, divinas martyrum consolationes se sensisse, he answered, that Christ came in to him with such cordials as kept up his spirits above belief. "Sitting" BibliographyWesley, John. It is not with Christ as with Isaac, that had but one blessing, for "in him are hid all the treasures of wisdom," [Colossians 2:3] and whatsoever worth. Do we ever sit down under His shadow, so as to find His fruit sweet unto our taste? men, who are like forest trees, wild, barren, and unfruitful; what she wished for; and she sat "with great delight": having the In his shade I took great delight and sat down, And his fruit was sweet to my taste. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. As the apple tree among the trees, &c.] Among wild trees, moss begrown trees, trees that bring not forth food for men, but mast for hogs. All the scholars admit that Solomon is wooing the maiden in this book; but she mentions loving experiences with her true lover that occurred in the past. BibliographyPoole, Matthew, "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". Go to. “He made His grave with the wicked.” Now, there is some thing very sweet about this, because a wood is the very place where we most love to find Christ growing. Used by Permission. (But see Thornson, The Land and the Book, p. Again, while the beloved woman is in the presence of the king, Song of Songs 6:2–3 declares, “My beloved has gone to his garden, To the beds of spices, To feed his flock in the gardens, And to gather lilies. (3) Apple tree.—So the LXX. Influence. His ears for her in this condition, Song of Solomon 2:6. Names bring impressions. Corinth. There are some things which are so old as to be rotten, worm-eaten, and fit only to be put away. Hosea 14:7. BibliographyTorrey, R. A. Christ may be compared to an apple tree, which is very fruitful; and, when full of fruit, very beautiful; and whose fruit is very cooling, comforting, and refreshing. "The Adam Clarke Commentary". Humble souls see most beauty in him. III. 1. All rights reserved. Song of Solomon 2:3. Even so the Church here means to say that there are many things in the world which yield us a kind of satisfaction--many men, many truths, many institutions, many earthly comforts, but there are none which yield us the full solace which the soul requires; none which can give to the heart the spiritual food for which it hungers; Jesus Christ alone supplies the needs of the sons of men. Suppose that in your wanderings to and fro you come upon another tree which is said to be the oldest in the forest. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". Song of Solomon Chapter 1. of grace from him, being applied to a poor sensible sinner, "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". 1. The major sections of the Song deal with courtship (1:2-3:5), a wedding (3:6-5:1), and maturation in marriage (5:2-8:4). 3. 1. The shadow is a figure of protection afforded, and the fruit a figure of enjoyment obtained. has neglected this image, true to nature, of physical circumstances in words, especially where, as here, they are transferred to the experience of the soul-life. John Trapp Complete Commentary. But the church doth not stop with commending Christ's Person; she goeth on in the same verse to tell of her enjoyment of him. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/song-of-solomon-2.html. 1909-1922. While His general influence has thus been exerted on the world, its choicest modes of operation have been reserved for the Church. Authorship has traditionally been ascribed to Solomon, for several reasons: • 1 Kings 4:32 says that Solomon composed one thousand and five songs (along with many proverbs and other writings). Even in our own country you will not find it a difficult thing to meet with persons who are totally ignorant of Christ. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/song-of-solomon-2.html. Song-of-solomon 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. And make no mistake about it, these words are extremely sensuous and erotic, as a glance at the Good News Bible translation will indicate. Conjug. The apple may be set aside, because the Palestine fruit usually called the apple is really the quince, the climate being too hot for our apple. I am the rose of Sharon, And the lily of the valleys. A summary of Part X (Section2) in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon. Note also that the Shulamite's true lover is "among the sons," a description that has no application whatever to Solomon. not; he is their Creator, Lord, Head, Husband, and Saviour, and But not only does the person of the king afford to Shulamith so great delight, he entertains her also with what can and must give her enjoyment. What these fruits are. and majesty. beautiful and glorious in the eye of faith; and which blessings (c) And now through Him, the comfortable influences of Heaven are bestowed and conveyed to those under His shadow, through Him as the channel of conveyance. His fruits: for a threefold reason: Because purchased by Him: all these privileges were procured for us by His blood, death, and sufferings. In this Bible Study, Dr. Brant Pitre explains the true meaning of the Song of Solomon by going back to its Hebrew roots and showing that in its original context, the Song was nothing less than a poem about the … Verse 3 As the apple tree - The bride returns the compliment, and says, As the apple or citron tree is among the trees of the wood, so is the bridegroom among all other men. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. (T. Manton, D. D.), Suitable improvement of Christ the Apple Tree. There is some comfort, therefore, in thinking that He grows among the trees Of the wood. Sexual Allusions and Symbols in the Song of Solomon. All the sons of Adam in general may be meant; wicked men, who are like forest trees, wild, barren, and unfruitful; yea, even good men, Christ has the pre-eminence of them, the sons of God by adopting grace; for he is so in such a sense they are not; he is their Creator, Lord, Head, Husband, and Saviour, and they have all their fruit from him; and so ministers of the word have their gifts and grace from him, and therefore Christ excels all that come under this appellation of sons. Whereas they that, by sucking those full strutting breasts of consolation, the promises, have "tasted and seen how good the Lord Christ is," as their souls are satisfied with fat things, full of marrow, with the very best of the best, [Isaiah 25:6] so he shall make them to "drink abundantly of the river of his pleasures," [Psalms 36:8] he shall take them into his wine cellar and fill them with gladness. The statue of Venus had sometimes an apple in one hand, and a poppy in the other, Pausan. the trees of the wood: i.e. It was accepted as canonical because of its supposed authorship by Solomon and based on an allegorical reading where the subject-matter was taken to be not sexual desire but God's love for Israel. I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys. 3 b Under his shadow it delighted me to sit down; In concupivi et consedi the principal verb completes itself by the co-ordinating of a verb instead of an adv. Show how Christ became a shadow for poor stoners in this ease. Carr remarks that "A basic question would have to be why someone as notoriously lascivious as Solomon should appear in an account of pure holy love, or even of pure sexual love between a man and a woman. Such is every natural man. Where the greatest light is, there the shadows are deepest. It is wonderful, comfortable, and filleth their hearts in a satisfying manner, when they can have any experience of God’s love in Christ, in the Word, or meditation, or prayer, or sacraments (Psalms 63:6). We seldom hear of such a thing; an apple tree should grow in a garden. It was little wonder that when the spouse, all hungry and faint, did come upon this apple tree in the forest she acted as she did. fruit — Faith plucks it (Proverbs 3:18). etc. Hist. BibliographyClarke, Adam. Yea, the way of obedience is sweet to them (Proverbs 3:17). We will pursue our investigations in the forest, and while we are doing so we shall, come upon some very wonderful trees. SolonF16Plutarch. 1905. The recall of events in her former meeting with her beloved were too taxing for the maiden. "Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers". It should seem, as if conscious of her own undeservings, when hearing herself so spoken of and praised by Jesus, that she interrupts him to tell of his excellency and loveliness, as the sole cause of every grace which induced loveliness in her. a. I am the rose of Sharon: Her view of herself has remarkably changed. BibliographyEllicott, Charles John. ", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so, I sat down under his shadow with great delight, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament. It is sufficient to our purpose to observe, that for beauty, usefulness, grace in its appearance, and the fruitfulness of the apple-tree beyond all the trees of the wood, Jesus in his person; offices, and character, may be supposed to be by this similitude strikingly represented. compared to an apple tree, which is very fruitful; and, when full l. 3. c. 19. observe; and so is a fit emblem of Christ, in the greatness of his person, in the fulness, of his grace, in the virtue of his blood, and righteousness and grace, which are a sovereign antidote against the poison of sin; and whose presence, and communion with him, cure panting souls, out of breath in seeking him; and whose mediation perfumes their breath, their prayers, whereby they become grateful to God, which otherwise would be strange and disagreeable; I sat down under his shadow with great delight: under the shadow of the apple tree, to which Christ is compared; whose person, blood, and righteousness, cast a shadow, which is a protecting one, from the heat of divine wrath, from the curses of a fiery law, from the fiery darts of Satan, and from the fury of persecutors, Isaiah 25:4; and is a cooling, comforting, and refreshing one, like the shadow of a great rock to a weary traveller, Isaiah 32:2; and though the shadow of some trees, as PlinyF14Nat. 2. p. 138. advised the bride to eat a quince apple before she went into the bridegroom, as leaving an agreeable savour; and intimating how graceful the words of her mouth should be. Lamentations 4:20 is the type. "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". apple — generic including the golden citron, pomegranate, and orange apple (Proverbs 25:11). Thus he was to me both a sun and a shield, as is said, Psalms 84:11. I am my beloved’s, And my beloved is mine. 1832. I sat down under his shadow with great delight. the poison of sin; and whose presence, and communion with him, A bystander said: "I don't see all those colors down there"! The Song of Solomon - Tyndale Old Testament Commentaries - G. Lloyd Carr) Solomon - 7x/7v = Song 1:1, 5; 3:7, 9, 11; 8:11-12. The Targum renders it, the Show what are Christ’s fruits which are so sweet to the taste of those that sit under His shadow. fructifying; and such is Christ; "they that dwell under his https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/song-of-solomon-2.html. There is such a fulness, such a blessedness, and such an immediate grace and kindness in him to bestow of his mercy, that the poor soul finds a complacency and delight, and will neither go further in quest of any other Saviour, or accept of any other. I. W. Drake, in Smith’s Bible Dictionary, “it is a large and beautiful tree, gives a deep and refreshing shade, and is laden with golden-coloured fruit.” The apricot meets all the requirements, and is, with the exception of the fig, the most abundant fruit of the country. Finding the new version too difficult to understand? The apple-tree, the name of which, תּפּוּח , is formed from נפח , and denominates it from its fragrant flower and fruit, is as the king among fruit trees, in Shulamith's view. great rock to a weary traveller, ( Isaiah 32:2 ) ; and "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". I sat down under his shadow; being weary and heavy laden with manifold sins and troubles, inward and outward, I confidently reposed myself under his protection, (which is commonly signified by a shadow, as Isaiah 4:6 25:4, &c.,) and by him was defended from the scorching heat of God’s wrath and from the curse of his fiery law, and from the mischief or hurt of all sorts of distresses. The apple tree has been accounted an hieroglyphic of love, under which lovers used to meet, and sit under its delightful shade, and entertain each other with its fruit; to which the allusion may be; see Song of Solomon 8:5; the apple was sacred to loveF12Scholiast. Kings, emperors, dynasties, mighty forms of government, have risen and decayed, apparently subject only to natural laws of progress and dissolution. You cannot make them feed upon Him, but God can, and if you can lead them to the tree, who knows but God will give them spiritual hunger, and will lead them to feed as you have fed. 1859. the apple tree. You remember when you first came to that precious tree whereon the Saviour died, and found that your sin was blotted out, and that you were accepted in the Beloved, and were made to be henceforth an heir of heaven. Normally I post an entire chapter from a book of the bible, highlighting a few verses. Jesus, in our nature, is far above all angels, and principalities, and powers; probably these are the sons the church speaks of, and we know, that when Jesus as God-man Mediator is brought into our world under this exalted character, as the first begotten, Jehovah said, Let all the angels of God worship him. Ver. or inf . When was Solomon's palace ever called "a banqueting house."? Man lost the tree of life (Genesis 3:22, Genesis 3:23). among the trees of the wood, which are either barren, or bear ungrateful and worthless fruit. Most men are so full gorged with the devil’s dainties, so surfeited with sin’s deserts, that they find no more relish in the good Word of God than in the white of an egg, or in a dry chip. And when then is it that the church, or any individual of the church, find Christ all these, and may be said to sit down under him, and live upon him? "Commentary on Song of Solomon 2:3". a cooling, comforting, and refreshing one, like the shadow of a the fruit of the apple tree, to which the allusion is. 1905-1909. You had searched among the other trees, but you found no fruit there: you tried to rest in the shadow of other boughs, but you never rested till on that blood-stained tree of the cross you saw your sin put away and your salvation secured, and then you rested and were satisfied. persecutors, ( Isaiah 25:4 Isaiah 25:5 ) ; and is The first title is a Hebrew way of expressing the superlative: “The Most Excellent Song”; the second denotes authorship; and the third means “Songs”, being taken from the Latin translation. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 1599-1645. Nothing nobler, grander, purer, has been devised, even by God Himself. my beloved. When the child is sick, out come the preserves and deserts; never sits he so much on his mother’s lap and in her bosom as then. The wrath of the living God is a dreadful thing, which consumeth and drieth up all, without recovery, unless we get a shelter from it. They are the benefits and privileges which we have by Christ. True it is that those that have not the spouse’s palate find no such sweetness in Christ or his promises. II. apple before she went into the bridegroom, as leaving an My flesh and my heart fail, but thou art the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Solomon 1:6 Song of I sat down under his shadow - I am become his spouse, and my union with him makes me indescribably happy. I. what it is to sit down under the shadow of Christ with great delight. It was without sympathy too. I sat down under his shadow with great delight.] You know all about Him in the letter of His Word, but you cannot find Him spiritually, and I hear you cry, “Oh, that I knew where I might find Him.” Now, is it not a strange place for an apple tree to be found in- in a wood? and his fruit [was] sweet to my taste; It is partly here, too, revised.. BibliographyJamieson, Robert, D.D. shadow shall revive and grow" ( Hosea 14:7 ) . You may try your state, and discern it by your relish of spiritual things. 1:12 "at his table" - banqueting was done in a reclining position. There are many trees of the forest, and they all have their uses, but when one is hungry, and faint, and thirsty, the forest trees yield no succour, and we must look elsewhere: they yield shelter, but not refreshing nutriment. As the apple tree, in a garden or orchard, excels and is preferable to the wild barren trees of a forest, especially it appears so when laden with choice fruit. Copyright StatementJames Burton Coffman Commentaries reproduced by permission of Abilene Christian University Press, Abilene, Texas, USA. When Christ comes to his church, it is to entertain his friends. https:https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/song-of-solomon-2.html. Whatever he is to others, to those that are in the valleys he is a lily. Memory brought an acute emotional climax. 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