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RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
→ Canticles (A.V. Song of Songs) → Cant. 5:1: Sponsa: Veniat dilectus meus ... bibite et inebriamini, carissimi (Bride: Let my beloved come into his garden ... drink and be inebriated, my dearly beloved)
→ First part of verse: Sponsa: Veniat dilectus meus in hortum suum et comedat fructum pomorum suorum (Bride: Let my beloved come into his garden and eat the fruit of his apple trees)
→ Second part of verse: Sponsus: Veni in hortum meum, soror mea, sponsa, messui myrrham meam cum aromatibus meis (Bridegroom: I am come into my garden ... I have gathered my myrrh with my ...spices)
→ Third part of verse: Sponsus: Comedi favum cum melle meo, bibi vinum meum cum lacte meo (Bridegroom: I have eaten the honeycomb with my honey, I have drunk my wine with my milk)
→ Fourth part of Verse: Sponsus: Comedite, amici, et bibite, et inebriamini, carissimi (Bridegroom: O friends, and drink, and be inebriated, my dearly beloved)