Song of Solomon 4:  An Invitation to the Garden of Eden

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.









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