Last Updated on May 24, 2015, by eNotes Editorial. Word Count: 117
Context: The poet, describing his beautiful beloved, compares her hair with a flock of goats, her teeth with a flock of freshly washed sheep, and her forehead with the pomegranate. The only daughter of her mother, she combines the freshness of the morning, the unblemished beauty of the moon, and the vigor and brightness of an army on parade:
My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is . . . the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
Cite this page as follows:
"The Bible - "Terrible As An Army With Banners"" Magill's Quotations in Context Ed. Frank N. Magill. eNotes.com, Inc. 1965 eNotes.com 23 Sep. 2023 <https://www.enotes.com/topics/bible/quotes/terrible-an-army-with-banners>
Note: When citing an online source, it is important to include all necessary dates. The citation above will include either 2 or 3 dates.
- If there are three dates, the first date is the date of the original publication in traditional print. The second is the date of publication online or last modification online. The last date is today's date — the date you are citing the material.
- If there are two dates, the date of publication and appearance online is the same, and will be the first date in the citation. The second date is today's date — the date you are citing the material.
See eNotes Ad-Free
Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.