Song of Solomon ~ Chapter 5
I have come to my garden, my sister, my spouse;
I have gathered my myrrh with my spice;
I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey;
I have drunk my wine with my milk.
(To His Friends)
Eat, O friends!
Drink, yes, drink deeply,
O beloved ones!
Song of Solomon 5:1 NKJV
There is a very interesting passage in the Song of Solomon 5:2-6. On the surface it sounds as if the lover is simply coming and knocking on the door of his beloved's house. But there is an underlying meaning. "Head covered with dew," "hand by the latch," "feet" and "hand" (which can be euphemisms for genitals) -- all of these point to double meanings.
I sleep, but my heart is awake; It is the voice of my beloved! He knocks, saying, “Open for me, my sister, my love, My dove, my perfect one; For my head is covered with dew, My locks with the drops of the night.” Song of Solomon 5:2 NKJV
Drops of the Night
He is fully aroused
and requesting that
she opens herself to him,
both emotionally and physically.
He is requesting that she opens herself to him, both emotionally and physically. He is fully aroused and the head of his penis is moist with pre-seminal fluid; or to put it more colloquially, he is wet with pre-cum and it is dripping down onto his pubic hair.
I have taken off my robe;
How can I put it on again?
I have washed my feet;
How can I defile them?
Song of Solomon 5:3 NKJV
The Anchor Bible says: "In view of the well known use of 'feet' as a euphemism for genitals, the language is at least suggestive." I have washed and now am ready for bed. She could be saying I don’t want to engage in sexual activity and have to wash again. Or she could just be teasing him.
My beloved put his hand
By the latch of the door,
And my heart yearned for him.
I arose to open for my beloved,
And my hands dripped with myrrh,
My fingers with liquid myrrh,
On the handles of the lock.
Song of Solomon 5:4 - 5 NKJV
My Hands Dripped With Myrrh
In that day a door was secured by a cross bar or bolt, and at night the bar was fastened with a pin. There was a round hole in the upper part of the door and someone on the outside could put his hand through and remove the bar, unless the hole was sealed. Hand here mean penis. She opens herself to him. She touches her own wetness, stimulating herself, and her fingers are covered in her natural lubricant. She then takes hold of the handle of the bolt, his hard cock.
When, in the Song of Solomon, a woman is spoken of as a “wall” that has a “door,” the Anchor Bible says, "The word 'door' is recognized even by the most modest of commentators as a figure for a female unusually open and receptive to sexual overtures. The request to 'open' in the preceding verse could in certain circumstances have sexual connotations . . . there can be no question that, whatever the context, the statement 'my love thrust his hand into the hole' would be suggestive of coital intromission, even without the succeeding line descriptive of the emotional reaction of the female.”
I opened for my beloved,
But my beloved had turned away and was gone.
My heart leaped up when he spoke.
I sought him, but I could not find him;
I called him, but he gave me no answer.
Song of Solomon 5:6 NKJV
The time for foreplay was over,
now is the time to
become one in body
and experience the
of their mutual desire.
The word for heart used here is translated "womb" in Ruth 1:11. Strong's Concordance defines it as "uterus". The intimate parts of her body yearned for him. The time for foreplay was over, now is the time to become one in body and experience the explosive fulfillment of their mutual desire.
Another understanding is that she was in bed, clean, and retired for the night. He called for her and she does not want to get up. She was aroused, and was stimulating herself, and by the time she responded he had gone.
In the rest of this chapter the bride spends time praising the physical attributes of her beloved, making it clear that theirs was both a very physical as well as emotional love.
Feedback welcomed and appreciated.
Christians, Nudity and Erotica
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.