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By Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum

During this delicate, literal examine of The music of Solomon, Dr. Fruchtenbaum manages a superb, verse-by-verse exposition of the biblical passages with no offending or dull his readers. The precis; and alertness; sections are tremendous insightful. With useful feedback to make marital relationships extra satisfying, this publication is for any human being who wants to comprehend the Scriptures' fit criteria for courtship, marriage and intercourse.

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Because of their love for the king, the Daughters of Jerusalem procured a costly tapestry which they had spread over the red purple cushion. This is the elaborate marriage bed awaiting Shulamit. This reflection closes with an admonition to the Daughters of Jerusalem in 3:11: Go ye forth and look ye, O Daughters of Jerusalem, At King Solomon, With the crown with which his mother crowned him On the day of his wedding, And on the day of the gladness of his heart. This verse encourages the Daughters of Jerusalem to follow after Solomon as he meets his bride for the wedding ceremony, and the wedding procession comes to an end.

My lover is gone down to his garden means that Solomon has come back to her, for the garden is Shulamit herself (4:12–15, 5:1). This indicates that Solomon has suddenly shown up and they are reunited. The dream ends with the reunion refrain of verse three declaring that they belong to each other. Summary—In reflection eight (5:2–6:3) Solomon and Shulamit begin to adjust sexually in marriage. At one point she refused Solomon’s late night sexual advances, and this 44 The Return to Galilee brings on a dream of Shulamit losing her beloved.

The second area of adjustment concerns experimentation with new types and acts of sexual activity in the marriage, and this is the concern of the fifth and final idyll. Part Two Sexual Adjustments in Marriage 5:2–8:14 Chapter Four The Fourth Idyll: Sexual Problem Reflections 5:2–6:9 The fourth idyll deals with the adjustments resulting from marriage problems and conflicts in the realm of sexual relations. Reflection Eight: Shulamit’s Troubled Dream of Love Refused 5:2–6:3 In this reflection, as in the fifth reflection, Shulamit has a troubled dream.

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