I wonder how many modern readers of the Bible miss that it is filled with agricultural terms, images of agricultural landscapes and agricultural principles of importance. We have an example of a romance between a lover and his loved recorded for us in Song of Songs. This book is first and foremost lyrical love poetry. It was written in a cultural environment far removed from our own. After all, what Western woman today would feel complimented if you compared her teeth to a flock of shorn sheep (Song 4:2), her temples to the halves of a pomegranate (Song 4:3) or…
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