Sunday, November 11, 2007
The figure of Holy Wisdom.
Finally, we have to understand the image of the feminine in the Song of Songs, as in some way representing a dynamics within the Godhead. As in the later Christian concept of Trinity, Holy Wisdom, is an aspect of the Divine Persona. This image of God as Wisdom links with the second important theme of the Song of Songs: the character of Solomon. Here blackness is related in a way to the wilderness, to all that is unknown, and veiled. There is an imagery relating day to night, and the marriage of light and darkness as in the Indian concept of “Sandhya”, or time of twilight, when the opposites meet. Yaweh renews his covenant with Abraham as the sun is about to set.
“When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, there appeared a smoking furnae and a firebrand that went between the halves. That day Yahweh made a Covenant with Abram in these terms: To your descendants I give this land”.