Songs of Silenus

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Songs of Silenus

Post by Ethan » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:22 pm

Song of Songs is the most unique book of the Hebrew Bible
and this book mentions Breasts, 45 times and this sexual tone
is disguised in the English translation.

the word
'Breasts' occurs 45 times in t

Image ... -menorahs/

1st century AD (ca.). An early Jewish terracotta oil lamp. Red-slipped, with three voluted nozzles, molded with two figures of Silenus seated upon a donkey on either side with the "Menorah" beneath him.

Song 1:1 - ל שלמה "To Solomon " (not by Solomon)

τῷ Σαλωμων = τῷ Σειληνων

The Greek pluralizes שלמה into שלמון (Σαλωμων) because Silenus is used
as a plural to designate Satyr like beings or companions of Dionysus.

Silenus is depicted a riding a donkey or ass-colt in antiquity.

1 Samuel 16:20
And Jesse took a Donkey laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul

חמור - Donkey "so called for his reddish color'
חמר - Wine
ἡμερίς (Hmeris) "cultivated vine'


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