A garden enclosed Is my sister, my spouse, A spring shut up, A fountain sealed… A fountain of gardens, A well of living waters. Song of Solomon 4:12, 15
4:7 fair: The king has used this term for beauty. However, the difference here is in the word all. Now he rhapsodizes on how perfect his bride is; every part of her is attractive.
7 You are all fair, my love, And there is no spot in you.
** The square garden is enclosed – protected from the outside world. In it, a spring is shut up – fragrant smells, beautiful things, sounds, tastes and most of all, a fountain of gardens, a well of living waters. Those who are outside of it cannot experience it anymore. “Sealed” in 4:12 seems to be significant.