New series for January: erotic poetry in the Bible
Only a month left until Valentine's Day so I'm going to look at the erotic poetry of the Bible found in The Song of Songs. Many people worship sex, but I worship the God who invented intimacy in all its dimensions emotional, spiritual, and physical. It gets pretty steamy in those eight chapters but some stuff can be hard to understand in the 21st century. Is it compliment to compare your husband to an apple tree (2:3)? Was he scoring points when he compared her hair to a flock of goats (4:1)? Hopefully, we will figure some of these things out.