Where in the Bible does it talk about roses?

The rose is a beautiful flower that has been admired throughout history for its fragrance and beauty. It has also been mentioned in several religious texts, including the Bible.

In the Bible, roses are mentioned several times. One of the most famous references is in the Song of Solomon, where the beloved is compared to a rose. In chapter 2, verse 1, it says, "I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys." This verse is often interpreted as a symbol of the beauty and purity of the beloved.

Another reference to roses in the Bible is found in Isaiah 35:1-2, which describes the wilderness blooming with flowers, including the rose. The passage is a metaphor for God's promise to bring joy and restoration to his people.

In addition to these references, roses are also mentioned briefly in other parts of the Bible. For example, in the book of Esther, the king's garden is said to have contained roses (Esther 1:5). And in the book of Ezekiel, the prophet mentions a vine that had "branches that turned toward him: but the vine had thrust out her roots in a soil of abundant water…and it had beautiful branches and abundant fruit; in sight was it to see for its greatness and for the abundance of its produce" (Ezekiel 17:8-9). Some scholars believe that the "beautiful branches" mentioned in this passage may be a reference to roses.

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Jamie Larson