Song of Songs 7:13

The mandrakes give a fragrance, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for you, O my beloved.
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Ambrose of Milan

AD 397
The old things according to the flesh have passed away; all have become new. If the scribe instructed in the kingdom of heaven knows not these things, he is like the householder who brings from his treasure new things and old, not old without new, or new without old. So the church says, “The new and the old I have kept for you.” The old have passed away, that is, the hidden mysteries of the law have all been made new in Christ. - "Letter 73, To Laymen"

Ambrose of Milan

AD 397
Actually, what has always been condemned by the church is the perverse opinion of those who dare to dissolve the unity of marriage. Listen again to the voice of holy church: “Come, my brother, let us go forth into the fields, and lodge in the villages; let us go out early to the vineyards, and see whether the vines have budded.” A field may produce many fruits, but the best field is one richly productive of both fruits and flowers. The church is a field of this sort, fecund in diversity. - "On Virginity 6.34"

Aquinas Study Bible

AD 2017
new as well as old: that is, the testimony of the Old and New Testaments. (Nicholas of Lyra)

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Mandrakes. Hebrew dodai comes from the same root as dodi, "my breasts or loves "ver. 12. (Haydock) It may denote oranges, as mandrakes are not spring-fruits, Genesis xxx. 14. (Calmet) Yet (Haydock) married women eagerly sought after mandrakes. Here they may signify such as are fit to gain souls to Christ. (Menochius) And the old. Or great abundance, Leviticus xxvi. 10., and Matthew xiii. 52. (Calmet) She acknowledges Christ to be the Saviour of all, under the Old and the New Testament. (Worthington) A doctor of the Church shows Christ in the prophets, and figures of the law, as well as manifested in the gospel. (Aponius) (Calmet)

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

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