4:8 Lebanon . . . Amana . . . Senir . . . Hermon. All these sites are in the remote north of Palestine. We are not meant to think of the girl as living on the summit of Mount Hermon. Rather, the place names are symbols of the inaccessibility that the wooing is meant to overcome.
my bride. The word is not used literally, but as a term of affection, in anticipation of marriage.