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Friday, September 7, 2012

Like a Tower

Reading through the Bible can be fun. Today, I read some compliments in Song of Solomon. (I’ll leave out the more “personal” ones.) What would you think if your spouse said this to you?
            You have doves’ eyes. (4:1)
            Your hair is like a flock of goats. (4:1, 6:5)
            Your teeth are like a flock of sheep. (4:2, 6:6)
            Your neck is like a tower of ivory. (7:4)
            Your eyes are like fish pools. (7:4)
            Your hair is like purple. (7:5)

Years ago, I tried the “flock of goats” and “flock of sheep” compliments on my husband, reading them word for word from my Bible. He looked at me quizzically and then cracked up.

Perhaps, in Solomon’s time, these compliments produced a better effect. Just think how flattered the bride was to hear her neck was like a tower of ivory and her eyes like fish pools!

Gotta enjoy ancient romance!

1 comment:

  1. Some of those are so funny. I guess maybe they were considered high compliments at the time.


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