Song of Solomon 6

1Y : Where has your love gone,

most beautiful of women?
Which way has he
Lit your love
We will seek him with you.

2 W : My love has gone down to his garden, b
to beds of spice, c
to feed in the gardens d
and gather lilies. e
3 I am my love’s and my love is mine; f
he feeds among the lilies.

4 M : You are as beautiful as Tirzah,
= a mountain city in Manasseh
my darling,
lovely as Jerusalem,
awe-inspiring as an army with banners. h
5 Turn your eyes away from me,
for they captivate me. i
Your hair is like a flock of goats
streaming down from Gilead. j
6 Your teeth are like a flock of ewes
coming up from washing,
each one having a twin,
and not one missing.
Lit and no one bereaved among them
7 Behind your veil, m
your brow
Or temple, or cheek, or lips
is like a slice of pomegranate.
8 There are 60 queens
and 80 concubines o
and young women
Or and virgins; Sg 1:3
without number.
9 But my dove, q my virtuous one, is unique; r
she is the favorite of her mother,
perfect to the one who gave her birth.
Women see her and declare her fortunate; s
queens and concubines also, and they sing her praises:

10 Y :
Some see v. 10 as spoken by M : .
Who is this
In Hb, the word for “this” is feminine.
v who shines like the dawn
as beautiful as the moon,
bright as the sun,
awe-inspiring as an army with banners? w

11 W : I came down to the walnut grove
to see the blossoms of the valley,
to see if the vines were budding x
and the pomegranates blooming.
12 Before I knew it,
my desire put me
among the chariots of my noble people.
Or of Amminadib, or of my people of a prince; Hb obscure

Sg 7:1 in Hb
Y : Come back, come back, Shulammite!
Or the peaceable one
Perhaps an inhabitant of the town of Shunem, or a feminine form of Solomon’s name

Come back, come back, that we may look at you!

M : Why are you looking at the Shulammite,
as you look at the dance ac of the two camps?
Or dance of Mahanaim
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