• Urgent Desire

    Urgent Desire.

    My beloved put his hand
    By the latch of the door,
    And my heart yearned for him
    Song of Solomon 5:4 NKJV

    Hand is a euphemism for a penis. The Anchor Bible says "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.”

    The Hebrew word used here for heart is translated womb in Ruth 1:11. Strong's Concordance defines it as "uterus". So, there really is no doubt . . . for the man to put his “hand” by the latch of the “door,” or in other translations, “in the hole in the door,” is obviously sexual.

    He penetrated her moistness
    with his erection;
    she enveloped him with
    the warmth of her vagina.

    He penetrated her moistness with his erection; she enveloped him with the warmth of her vagina. As for the emotional reaction is says that her heart yearned with romantic feeling for him, or in other words she responded both physically and emotionally to their sexual lovemaking. She was at that point of high excitation where she wanted him inside of her, plain and simple, and wanted his thrusting to bring her to joyous climax.

    It also looks like there is some flirtation and teasing going on here, as part of their foreplay. The husband comes to the “door” and expresses his reasons for wanting to “come in.” She tells why she cannot. For one thing, she says she has washed her “feet.” Feet are a commonly used euphemism for genitals.

    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

    Indeed, I bet it was. He was ready and rearing to go! He is flowing with pre-cum and he is ready for the fullness of lovemaking.

    I am my beloved’s,
    And his desire is toward me.

    Pomegranate Bloom. Come, my beloved,
    Let us go forth to the field;
    Let us lodge in the villages.

    Let us get up early to the vineyards;
    Let us see if the vine has budded,
    Whether the grape blossoms are open,
    And the pomegranates are in bloom.
    There I will give you my love.

    The mandrakes give off a fragrance,
    And at our gates are pleasant fruits,
    All manner, new and old,
    Which I have laid up for you, my beloved.
    Song of Solomon 7:10-13 NKJV

    This passage mentions “the field.” In the Ancient East, because of the back and forth motion, "plowing a field" meant having sex. A plow opened the earth to receive seed; the furrow of a field was compared to a woman’s genitals. The plow opens the earth, and then goes back and forth, after which the seed is planted. The picture is clear enough!

    A Sumerian poem says,

    “As for me, my vulva, for me the piled-high hillock,
    me – the maid, who will plow it for me?”
    The man answers, “O Lordly Lady, the king will plow it for you,
    Dumuzi, the king will plow it for you.”
    She is delighted and responds, “Plow my vulva, man of my heart!”


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