I simply need to spend more time with the book. It’s difficult for me to grasp poetry on the first or even second time. Obvious themes stand out, but more subtle things escape me. Obviously, I understood more this time through than last time.
Thanks to John MacArthur for adding some charts in his study Bible. They helped me through the local metaphors. Now, I need to find a good commentary for it.
Next time, Lord-willing, I will learn more.