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Song of Songs 1:17

The beams of our house are cedar, and our rafters of fir.
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Ambrose of Milan

AD 397
These words point to the beautiful adornment of its pedimental structure, which, as beams do, uphold by their excellent qualities the superstructure of the church and give charm to its façade. - "Six Days of Creation 3.13.53"

Gregory of Elvira

AD 392
Kedar, from the Hebrew, is translated by the Latin word for dark (accordingly, Kedar among the city of the Gentiles at that time seethed with idolatry), for nothing is more forbidding than serving demons. Thus the Lord scolded the people of Israel through the prophet Jeremiah for abandoning the Lord and for worshiping idols made by Gentiles.… And Christ spoke in a prophetic way from the voice of the church that was to be gathered from the Gentiles, saying, “I am dark like the tents of Kedar,” that is, like the gathering of Gentiles. - "Explanation of the Song of Songs 1.28" ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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