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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

Q - Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad? A – No, it does not. In Song of Solomon 5:16, the maiden says of her lover, "His mouth is sweetness ...
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Why is Song of Songs not considered pornography?

No, the purpose of this beautiful poem is not to promote pornographic passions or to incite to lust and immorality. Here is part of a comment in the introduction to The Song of Songs in my 2000 ...
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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

Song of Solomon 5:16. Here in this verse, the word used in the original Hebrew is makhmadd’im [מַחֲמַדִּ֑ים], neither Mahmad nor Muhammad nor even Mahmaddim. Being in the family of the Semetic ...
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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

There are a dozen other verses that contain the word מחמד, some even (unlike this one) without prefixes or suffixes. Among them: "...whatsoever is pleasant (מחמד) in thine eyes, they shall put it ...
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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

Ayin and Aleph are silent vowels, just because the hebrew word akbar starts with an ʿayin (ע), not an alif (א) that doesn't mean that the sound could be akbar, just like for example the word אלוהים ...
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Which is the most ancient commentary on song of Solomon, that attempts to explain its narrative

Gregory of Nyssa (335-395) wrote a complete commentary on the Song of Songs, though I can't tell whether his is the oldest complete Christian commentary. It has been translated by the Hellenic ...
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How does a Roman Catholic reconcile a preference for purely procreative sex with the Song of Solomon?

For a Catholic, it doesn't matter what those verses you quote seem but how the Church and the Fathers of the Church have authentically interpreted them. The Song of Songs is the sublimest of the ...
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Does the verse in Song of Solomon 5:16 contain the name of the Islamic prophet Muhammad?

You will find this to be a more complete answer than any other (exegesis). If you are really searching for the trurh I would start with going online & listen to a Rabbi read the verse yourself. ...
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How does a Roman Catholic reconcile a preference for purely procreative sex with the Song of Solomon?

Impeding the procreative nature of the marital act is precisely what most commonly deprives it of its unitive nature. In other words, what you sense is being celebrated as good in the Song of Solomon ...
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