Eat, O friends, and drink; drink your fill, O lovers.
it makes plural the bride’s term of address for her husband ‘dodh’ and the husbands frequent term of address for the bride, ra yah and addressed them both in the terms they often called one another. (22) page 163
whose voice would be given the most prominent position in the Song, at the center of a design that peaks precisely at this point. It must be the voice of the ultimate Songwriter, who has enjoyed the celebration from beginning to end. Like a joyful parent taking pleasure in a gift he has give his children, the Songwriter delights in their happiness. (22) page 36
this love is real. I want you to enter this world of beauty, I want you to fly. (22a) page 37
The mysterious Songwriter who speaks at the conclusion of the wedding night underscores this equality. He calls Solomon and Shulamith both “darling companions” and “beloved ones” ruling out any misunderstanding. In the Song, Solomon used “darling companion” and Shulamith uses “my beloved” in order for us to be sure who is speaking — not because of any one-sidedness in their relationship. (22a) page 84
God designed our bodies right down to the nerve endings. He intended for sex to be a very pleasurable experience. He also intended for the man and woman to come together as one. To have a unique relationship with each other.