Song of Songs 5-6
Four times throughout the Song of Songs, an ancient form of poetry known as the “wasf” or the “blazon” is employed. Through this device, the Shulamite is described using promised land imagery and Solomon described using temple imagery. These pronouncements of love challenge our modern standards of beauty. Other subjects covered in this section include: Loving our spouse by pursuing friendship. A critique on an obsession with purity that confuses the reality with the symbol (fasting while the bridegroom is present; the error of the Pharisees and the modern equivalent.) The beauty of the church, our worth and value in Christ.