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Song of Songs Oil

In reading the Song of Songs one becomes aware of the abundance of fragrance and aroma that perfumes the air around the Lover-Bridegroom and His Beloved Bride. In this atmosphere of love, their garments, speech and beings, send forth their savory scents. The bride is likened to an enclosed and private garden, filled with choice and fragrant plants, whose fragrances are carried over the wall by the north and south winds.

Song 4:10-16 “How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice! Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like that of Lebanon. You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with choice fruits, with henna and nard, nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with every kind of incense tree, with myrrh and aloes and all the finest spices. You are a garden fountain, a well of flowing water streaming down from Lebanon. Awake, north wind, and come, south wind! Blow on my garden, that its fragrance may spread abroad. Let my lover come into his garden and taste its choice fruits.”

Song 1:12-14 “While the king was at his table, my perfume spread its fragrance. My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh resting between my breasts. My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms from the vineyards of En Gedi”.

Song 2:1 "I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valleys."

Song 3:6 “Who is this coming up from the desert like a column of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and incense made from all the spices of the merchant?”

Song 5:13 “His cheeks are like beds of spice yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies dripping with myrrh.”

Song 1:3 "…pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes; your name is like perfume poured out. No wonder the maidens (alamot) love you!"

The term alamot - maidens, may be read olamot - worlds.

The Hebrew Sages and rabbis compared the fragrance of the scented oils to the sweetness of the commandments. Since Abraham was the father of the faith, and was called a father of many nations, his knowledge of God perfumed the worlds. The rabbis wondered why God commanded Abraham to leave his birthplace, the city of Ur in Mesopotamia, to travel to the land of Canaan. They reasoned that just as a corked perfume bottle can only release its fragrance when opened and moved, while Abraham lived quietly in Ur, he could not share his goodness. It was only while traveling from place to place that he could share his wisdom and generosity with the world. As perfume spreads its fragrance, so Abraham diffused the scent of his teachings and knowledge of the one and only true God everywhere he went.

2 Cor 2:14-15a says “But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Messiah and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Messiah ….” Like Abraham, the Bride of Messiah, carry His fragrance and spreads the knowledge of Him everywhere.

Perfume appeals to the senses. It is said that the fragrance of perfume revitalizes the soul, motivating man as a physical being.

Price: 15ml (1/2oz) - NIS 30.00