The Song of Solomon's Bride: Jesus in the Jewish Wedding, Part 8
The Bride must consent to getting married in Jewish Tradtion!
The Song of Solomon: Bride to the Groom: (1-6)
My companions (like the ten virgins of Mt 15) are listening for your voice— Let me hear it!” Song of Solomon 8:12-14
“My [Shulammite woman] very own vineyard [body] is at my disposal; The thousand shekels [money] are for you, Solomon, And two hundred are for those who take care of its fruit.” [she chooses the shepherd boy and he signs a ketubbah with her father] “O you [she says to the shepherd boy] who sit in the gardens, My companions [like the ten virgins of Mt 15) are listening for your voice— Let me hear it!” “, Hurry, my beloved, And be like a gazelle or a young stag On the mountains of spices.”” (Song of Solomon 8:12–14)
In the Song of Solomon, the beautiful Shulammite woman ponders if she should marry Solomon for money and fame or the shepherd boy she grew up with for true love. In the end she chooses the shepherd boy.
Notice that she, not her father, made the choice of who she was going to marry. In fact, the Shulammite's parents are never actively present in the story.
This illustrates that a good father will take his daughters advice and feelings into account when making a decision, just like a good husband will take his wife's advice and feelings into account before making a decision.
It seems her father allowed his daughter the freedom to choose her husband and then sign the ketubbah with the man of her choice.
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