The second half of Song of Songs 3 is arranged in a chiasm, centering on the gibborim who are expert in war:

A. What is coming?, v 6

B. Traveling coach of Solomon, v 7a

C. mighty men, vv 7b-8

Ca.mighty men of the mighty men

Cb. grasp sword

Cc. expert in war

Cb’. sword at side

Ca’. against terrors of night

B’. Solomon made chair, vv 9a-10

A’. Look at Solomon, v 11

Articles by Peter J. Leithart

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