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Your cheeks are beautiful with looped earrings,
and your neck with strings of beads. Bible

“looped earrings.” A translation suggested by Robert Alter. The Hebrew word means “circlet, turn, plait, succession, order,” but it is not clear exactly what the jewelry was or how it looked. Lots of possibilities have been set forth, including a looped earring that lay on the cheek or a “row” of jewels or beads that might have even come from some kind of headdress. In any case, the woman’s jewelry caught the eye and imagination of her beloved.


Commentary for: Song of Songs 1:10