Looking for holiday inspiration? Our Advent and Christmas devotionals are here.
7:13 mandrakes. This plant has purple flowers and an orange, tomato-like fruit, and was believed to be an aphrodisiac (Gen. 30:14–16).
our doors. The imagined meeting place of the lovers is outdoors (v. 12); “beside our doors” simply means “ready at hand.” Note the figurative use of “house” in 1:17.