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Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates
with choice fruits:
henna with nard, Bible

“an orchard of pomegranates.” It is highly unlikely that the Lover is trying to compare the different parts of the woman’s body to the many different kinds of fruit and spices in his list. What is much more likely is that he is simply making the case that as many different pleasures “shoot forth,” or come from a garden, so his Beloved provides many and varied pleasures.


Commentary for: Song of Songs 4:13