Apr. 30. A Picture of Love

Song of Solomon 1:1-8:14

There are various theories about the authorship and purpose of the “Song of Solomon. Some of the ideas depict the song as being written by Solomon; others to him, for him or in the manner of Solomon. The bride is seen figuratively as the Jewish nation, the church or literally, one of Solomon’s favorite wives. There is a dialogue within the poem including the bride, the daughters of Jerusalem, her lover, her brothers and another relative.

In the main dialogue of the song, the bride expressed her love for her beloved. That expression of love was then returned by the beloved as he described his feelings toward her. There were periods of loneliness and fear when she was separated from her beloved. At the end of the song, the two lovers are together in triumphant true love.

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