This book of erotic fiction continues today with chapter 6. Lots of kinky sex so far, so let’s see what sexual ‘wisdom’ the Bible has in store for us today.
“My beloved has gone down to his garden,” – Song of Songs 6:2
We learned in a previous chapter that ‘garden’ does not really mean a garden. I think he’s gone for some alone time to pleasure himself. 😊
“Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from Gilead.” – Song of Songs 6:5
I still don’t get the comparisons to goats. Is this really flattery?
“Your teeth are like a flock of sheep coming up from the washing. Each has its twin, not one of them is missing.” – Song of Songs 6:6
Hey baby…you’ve got all your teeth! Nice pickup line, I guess? I realize times are different and dental hygiene doesn’t exist as it does today, but for an all-knowing god you’d think he’d tell the authors to use a more reasonable pickup line.
“I went down to the grove of nut trees to look at the new growth in the valley to see if the vines had budded or the pomegranates were in bloom.” – Song of Songs 6:11
Based on previous verses in this chapter, this is code for looking upon the naked body for appropriate beauty. Whatever appropriate means to this god.
Take what you will from this chapter. Pleasuring oneself, goats as flattery, full set of teeth, and comparing the naked body to pomegranates and vines.
Coming Soon: Song of Songs – Chapter 7: Untitled