Song of Songs 6:11

I went down into the garden of nuts to see the blossoms of the valley, and to see whether the vine had budded, and the pomegranates were in bloom.
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Aquinas Study Bible

AD 2017
These are the words that the Lord will use when the Jews will turn to Christ at the end of the world. Nut orchard is reference to Judea. (Honorius of Autun)


AD 735
Solomon bears witness that a nut is customarily employed as a figure of the present church when in the Song of Songs he speaks in the character of the faithful teachers.… For just as a nut has sweet fruit on the inside but does not show it on the outside unless its hard shell can be broken, so in the same way do the righteous maintain the sweetness of spiritual grace in their inmost heart while they are in this present life. Its magnitude cannot be perceived by their neighbors until the time when the bodily dwelling is dissolved and the souls freed from it can gaze upon one another in heavenly light, and they individually shine so much with the grace of the Holy Spirit, and they are loved so much by one another, that absolutely nothing remains hidden. - "On the Tabernacle 1.8"

Cyril of Jerusalem

AD 386
You wish to know the place? He says in the Canticles, “I came down to the nut garden”; for it was a garden where he was crucified. - "Catechetical Lectures 14.5"

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Amina dab. The devil, (Theodoret) or probably some renowned general. Aquila explains it "of the people's leader "(Calmet) or "munificent one. "(Montanus) I knew not what forced me to flee with such speed, as if I had been panic-struck, (Calmet) or the spouse professes that she knew not that he had retired into the garden of nuts, or she would not have been under apprehensions of his being ill-treated by Amina dab, as Christ was by Pilate. (Menochius)

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

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