Return, Return, O Shulamite; Return, Return!

August 10, 1884

Return, Return, O Shulamite; Return, Return!   “Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.”— Solomon’s Song vi. 13.   THE translation into the word “Shulamite” is unhappy: it is unmusical, and misses the meaning. The Hebrew word is a …

Song of Solomon:6:13

A Greater than Solomon

February 6, 1881

A Greater than Solomon   “Behold, a greater than Solomon is here.” — Luke xi. 31.   OUR first thought is that no mere man would have said this concerning himself unless he had been altogether eaten up with vanity; for Solomon was among the Jews the very ideal of greatness and wisdom. It would be an instance of …