Why is Bible engagement down in the digital age? Bible Gateway's Rachel Barach shares some insight.
3:1 love . . . even as the Lord loves. God’s apparently unreasonable request is patterned after His own loyal, protective, and bountiful love for undeserving Israel.
cakes of raisins. These delicacies, made from raisins pressed together, were associated with special occasions (2 Sam. 6:19), and may have been used in Baal worship as an aphrodisiac (cf. Song 2:5).