Song of Songs 6:10

Who is she that looks forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and awesome as an army with banners?
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AD 500
By clinging continually to God the Word, she is made wholly on fire, like a burning coal. Also like a burning coal among a number of dead coals, when joined to the others, she ignites them all. Thus, in the midst of the souls of the dead [destined] for eternal life, she alone, the singular chosen one, vivifies all souls who believe in her, makes them like herself, and draws them to her beauty. Nevertheless, uniquely splendid like the moon, perfect in heaven among the stars, she in their midst is proven to glow with everlasting beauty more than all others. Chosen like the sun in paternal majesty among all the powers of the heavenly hosts, she is proclaimed as one to be admired by all, as the following verse teaches: “The maidens saw her and called her most blessed; queens and concubines also praised her.” - "Exposition of Song of Songs 9.30"

Augustine of Hippo

AD 430
The church is the sun and the moon and the stars, to which it was said, “Fair as the moon, bright as the sun.” By it our Joseph is adored in this world as in Egypt, when he is raised from humble to high estate. - "Letter 199.39"

Cassiodorus Senator

AD 585
You are rightly compared with this figure since you raise your precious head over all races, and you transmit the souls of the just like resplendent stars to the kingdom above. You are a pyramid full of heavenly corn, the blessed gathering of saintly people from diverse nations, the shining assembly of bright minds, a structure that cannot be dismantled since it is fashioned from living stones, the eternal happiness of all who are blessed, brighter than the sun, whiter than snow, without spot or wrinkle. Of you it is written in the Song of Songs: “Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” - "Exposition of the Psalms, Preface 17"

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

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