Love is as strong as death

Song 5  (Songs 6:4 – 8:4)

Songs 6:4-5   The man: “My darling, you are as beautiful as the city of Tirzah, as lovely as the city of Jerusalem... Your hair is like a flock of goats streaming down Mount Gilead.”

Songs 7:3-5   The man: “Your breasts are like two fawns, like twins of a gazelle. Your neck is like an ivory tower. Your eyes are like the pools in Heshbon, near the gate of Bath Rammin. Your nose is like the mountain of Lebanon that looks down on Damascus. Your head is like Mount Carmel, and your hair is like purple cloth.”

Songs 7:11-12   The woman: “Come, my lover, let’s go out into the country and spend the night in the fields. Let's go early to the vineyards and see if the buds are on the vines. Let's see if the blossoms have already opened and if the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.”

 

A Vineyard - Flora of Israel (Yair Aronshtam)

"Let's go to the vineyards and see if the buds are on the vines" (Songs 7:12)   (Yair Aronshtam)

 

Song 6  (Songs 8:5 –14)

Songs 8:5-7   The woman: “ I woke you under the apple-tree where you were born.... Put me like a seal on your heart, like a seal on your arm. Love is as strong as death... and burns like a hot fire. Even much water cannot put out the flame of love; floods cannot drown love.”

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