The foxes that ruin the vineyards - a literal interpretation of Song of Songs 2:15

  • S. Fischer University of the Free State
Keywords: Exegesis: Old Testament, Song of Songs 2:15, Literal interpretation, Eksegese: Ou Testament, Hooglied 2:15, Letterlike interpretasie

Abstract

This article focuses on a literal interpretation of Song of Songs 2:15. Initially, this verse is identified as an independent unit, as a song intended to scare off. Now it forms part of a garden/countryside scenery (2:8-17). In 2:15 the co-workers of the lover are addressed. They are asked to create an intimate mood by setting the lover free from his work, and to catch the foxes instead of him.

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Published
2003-12-12
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