The Song of Songs

The Song of Songs

A Rendering of Scripture’s Canticles As Theatrical Pageant

The Song of Songs, The Song of Solomon, Canticles, Love & Erotica, Mystical Love, Love Poetry, Mysticism, King Solomon, The Queen of Sheba, Balkis, Marriageability, Women’s Issues, Theater Script, Scripture, Bible, Torah{~ 4,849 words include the Scriputrual text and interpolated stage directions ~}


By Hans Memling – Web Gallery of Art:   Image  Info about artwork, Public Domain,
https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39654309

THE DIVINE WORK OF SUPREME LOVE

The Rapturous Song Made Out of Songs

For all of eternity in its entirety is not as worthy as the day on which the Song of Songs was given to Israel, for all the Writings are holy, but the Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.”
Rabbi Akiba (c. 40 – c. 137 CE)

Wise KING SOLOMON
has created a commune
for unmarriageable Jewish women.
Those DAUGHTERS OF JERUSALEM
perform
this dramatic pastiche of his songs
for him and his sublime beloved,
THE QUEEN OF SHEBA.

A MYSTERY PLAY
of when
LOVE BRINGS THE ULTIMATE UNION

In this rendering, which owes thanks to the elaborate scholarly apparatus offered by biblehub.com/, you may notice alternates to familiar phrases, especially ones known from the irreplaceable King James translation.

Such fresh thoughts (which do not use prim, academic italics to tell you what’s new) are often inserted through expanded poetic parrallelism, as well as by the addition of copulatives and comparatives the original Hebrew does not offer.

Thus here, Bedouins (a sense Ezekiel 27:21 also finds,) interprets Kedar:

“as dark as the tents of the Bedouins,

the goat-hair tents of the sheik of Kedar…”

(Song of Songs 1:5)

Or here, where “paradise,” a word meaning, “enclosed garden,” parallels “garden enclosed:”

“My sister-other, my spouse is a garden enclosed,

a paradise…”

(Song of Songs 4:12)

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