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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Song of Songs 5

His ____ is like ____.

Summary:
Man:
I have had my fill at your garden.

His friends:
Bro, that is sweet!

Woman:
I'm half asleep, and then my man knocks on the window. Should I get up? I can't be bothered getting dressed again (Hot Dang!). But I got all excited, so I let him in, but by then he was gone! I must find him!

Her friends:
What's so great about this fulla?

Woman:
His physical qualities are analogous to many beautiful things. That's what's so special about him.

Key verse:
3. I have taken off my robe—
must I put it on again?
I have washed my feet—
must I soil them again?

My thoughts:
This cracks me up... She's all like "Do I HAVE to get up... gosh!". Or at least that's my interpretation.

If his arms were really rods of gold, then how would he bend them? How would the internal anatomy and nerve structure work? This is clearly ridiculous.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Deane said...

Pete wrote:
If his arms were really rods of gold, then how would he bend them? How would the internal anatomy and nerve structure work? This is clearly ridiculous.


In the same vein, did you see the picture of the woman from the Song of Solomon that the magazine "The Wittenberg Door" did a number of years ago? Here is a copy here:

http://www.acts17-11.com/snip_song.html
And, again, do you know the scene from "Life of Brian", where some Jews are standing at the back of the crowd, straining to hear the Sermon on the Mount? It goes like this:

"What was that?" asks a man.

"I think it was 'Blessed are the cheesemakers,'" says another.

"What's so special about the cheesemakers?" asks a woman.

"Well, it's not meant to be taken literally," says the woman's husband. "But it refers to any manufacturer of dairy products."

9:24 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

Brilliant. All brilliant.

10:31 pm

 

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