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Biblical Lovemaking: A Study of the Song of Solomon by Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum

By Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum

During this delicate, literal learn of The tune of Solomon, Dr. Fruchtenbaum manages a superb, verse-by-verse exposition of the biblical passages with no offending or dull his readers. The precis; and alertness; sections are tremendous insightful. With functional feedback to make marital relationships extra pleasant, this publication is for any human being who wants to comprehend the Scriptures' fit criteria for courtship, marriage and intercourse.

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She allows him to do his work rather than selfishly hanging on to him. She does this in confidence, knowing that their time will come when he can give her his undivided attention. And so one of those little foxes has been caught. She will have Solomon complete his business. Then in the evening he is to return, when they can be together without the need of thinking about other matters. And so in verse 17 she bids him to return to her when the day cools, that is, in the time of the evening breezes.

1), which describes her love relative to the impression she made on him visually. That description is found in verses 1–5. But now, using the word tovu, also translated “beautiful,” he describes her love relative to his physical experience of her. Thus earlier he had praised her for her outward beauties which he saw (yaphu), but now he will extol the beauties of her love according to what he experiences in their first intercourse (tovu). Verse 11 continues to point to the fact that this is a description based on experience and not on sight alone.

Shulamit escapes and requests help from the Daughters of Jerusalem (5:8) who respond by asking what was so special about her lover that she thus wishes to press them into service (5:9). So she begins her description of Solomon (5:10) covering his head, hair (5:11), eyes (5:12), cheeks, lips (5:13), hands, abdomen (5:14), legs, feet (5:15) and palate (5:16a), and concluding that he is indeed majestically superior to all other lovers (5:16b). The Daughters of Jerusalem now respond that they do indeed see why he is so special to her and offer to help her find him (6:1).

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