a little sister
Song of Solomon 8:8
8:8 a little sister. Song of Solomon 8:8-9 seems to be a remembrance by the Shulamite of the determination of her older brothers (mentioned in Song of Solomon 1:6 as “my mother’s children” who “were angry with me”) to guide and protect her as she grew through puberty. If she should become like a “door,” open to any who sought to enter, they would restrict her. If she would be like a “wall,” they would encourage and help her (Song of Solomon 8:9). She proved, indeed, to be a “wall,” her breasts became “towers” (Song of Solomon 8:10); and she became King Solomon’s bride!