Analysis Of The Poem ' The Solomon '

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“SOLOMON” Solomon wrote “I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards, but mine own vineyard have I not kept. I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh’s chariots” (Song of Solomon 1:5-6, 9). Solomon was the son of Bathsheba, who was the granddaughter of Ahithophel the Gilonite whose husband was Uriah the Hittite, and he was a mixed Canaanite son of David (2 Samuel 11:2-3; 23:34; Matthew 1:1-6). After David had killed her husband Uriah and impregnated Bathsheba, the Lord sent Nathan to the house of David, who told him that the child will die, and the Lord struck the child which was bore out of adultery and he died (2 Samuel 12:1-19). David prayed, fasted and worshiped the Lord, and the Lord had mercy on him and gave him Solomon who prophet Nathan called Jedidiah, because the Lord loved Solomon, he was beloved of the Lord (2 Samuel 12:20-25). Solomon made mention of his skin complexion in his writings, he said I am black, and comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar. The word Kedar, which was used here means black. Solomon had used the blackness of Kedar to describe his skin complexion. Some scholars stated that this was a poetic word that referred to one of his black lover. However, this poetic songs does not only
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