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Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

Genesis Overview

 

 


14. To this she replies that there need be no delay. The Beloved may haste to assume the character of bridegroom. The lively, simple imagery, now so familiar, is kept to the last —

“Wouldst thou the poet rightly understand,

Go thou and wander through his native land.”

The graceful forms of the gazelle and the young hart, the hills set with spicy groves like those of “Araby the blest,” the bride amid her companions, the bridegroom coming out of his chamber in the prime of his manly beauty — with this picture, simple, yet richly set with many a charm, the Song concludes. No wonder that the rabbi, in language still preserved in the Talmud, pronounced it a legend of the beautiful, a comfort and a blessing.

 


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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Genesis:4 Overview". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/genesis-0.html. 1874-1909.

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