The Reason Why the Bridegroom says: 'In Our Land'

Sermon 59 on The Song of Songs

‘The voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.' I can no longer hide the fact that for the second time he who is from heaven speaks of the earth so agreeably and intimately, as if he were someone from the earth. He is the Bridegroom who, when announcing that the flowers had appeared in the land, added 'our [land] '. ...

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