Upon the Mountain of Spices

Song 4:6 Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.

The hill of frankincense is Calvary, where, “through the eternal Spirit He offered Himself”{a fragrant offering (Eph 5:2)}; the mountain of myrrh is His embalmment & burial in the garden(Jn 19:39-42) till the resurrection “daybreak.” (Jameison-Fausset-Brown)

a woman came to Him having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil{usually made from myrrh}, and she poured it on His head as He sat at the table . -Mt 26:7

Many commentaries think the mountain of myrrh – Heb mor, points to Mt Moriah- the place of myrrh(referring to the spices burnt as incense) where the temple was built(2 Chr 3:1) and where Abraham offered up his son Isaac, foreshadowing Christ’s sacrifice. (Matthew Henry, Wikipedia) Abraham called this place ‘The LORD Will Provide’. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided” (Gen 22:2,14).

Song 4:16 Awake, O north wind, and come, wind of the south; Make my garden breathe out fragrance, Let its spices be wafted abroad. May my beloved come into His garden and eat its choice fruits!

Song 6:2 My beloved is gone down into His garden, to the beds of spices, to feed in the gardens, and to gather lilies.

Song 8:14 Make haste, my beloved, and be like a gazelle or a young stag on the mountains of spices.

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One Response to “Upon the Mountain of Spices”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    He who answered Abraham our father on Mount Moriah, He shall answer you, and hear the voice of your cry this day.

    Why is it called Moriah? Because of the good Mor (=myrrh) that is there.

    Myrrh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrrh

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