Lily of the Valleys
According to an annotation of Song of Solomon 2:1 by the translation committee of the New Revised Standard Version, "Rose of Sharon" is a mistranslation of a more general Hebrew word for "crocus". Lilium candidum, more commonly known as the Madonna lily, a species oflily suggested by some botanists, though likely in reference to the " lily of the valleys " ( all over the grass and around the house 560 west street as a child pictured below – also in my picture of the water spout ? ) mentioned in the second part of Song of Solomon 2.1.
" As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters." The woman answers: " As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste.".
" Song of songs " is a Hebrew grammatical construction denoting the superlative ; that is, the title attests to the greatness of the song, similar to " the lord of lords ", " the king of kings " or " holy of holies " ( used of the inner sanctuary of the Jerusalem temple ). Rabbi Akiba declared, " Heaven forbid that any man in Israel ever disputed that Song of Songs is holy. For the whole world is not worth the day on which Song of Songs was given to Israel, for all the Writings are holy and Song of Songs is holy of holies." ( Mishnah Yadayim 3:5 ) . Similarly, Martin Luther called it das Hohelied ( the high song ). This is still its name in German, Danish, Swedish and in Dutch.
Lilacs are often considered to symbolize love (see language of flowers). In Greece, Lebanon, and Cyprus, the lilac is strongly associated with Easter time because it flowers around that time; it is consequently called paschalia.
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