THE SONG OF SOLOMON PDF

There is no coherent story in the book. A number of the poems systematically describe the beauty and excellence of the beloved. The Song of Solomon has received various interpretations, the most common being allegorical, dramatic, cultic, and literal. Among Christians, the book is interpreted as describing the covenantal love of Christ for his church. In medieval mysticism, the Song of Solomon was construed to apply to the love between Christ and the human soul. According to this view, the speakers in it are enacting roles in a dramatic love story that varies in outline according to the particular interpretation.

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This song is one of 1, that Solomon wrote 1 Kings Date of Writing: Solomon most likely wrote this song during the early part of his reign. This would place the date of composition around B. Purpose of Writing: The Song of Solomon is a lyric poem written to extol the virtues of love between a husband and his wife. A man and woman are to live together within the context of marriage, loving each other spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

This book combats two extremes: asceticism the denial of all pleasure and hedonism the pursuit of only pleasure. The marriage profiled in Song of Solomon is a model of care, commitment, and delight.

It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned. We can divide the book into three sections: the courtship - ; the wedding - ; and the maturing marriage - The song begins before the wedding, as the bride-to-be longs to be with her betrothed, and she looks forward to his intimate caresses.

However, she advises letting love develop naturally, in its own time. The Shulamite has a dream in which she loses Solomon and searches throughout the city for him. With the help of the city guards, she finds her beloved and clings to him, taking him to a safe place. Upon waking, she repeats her injunction not to force love. On the wedding night, the husband again praises the beauty of his wife, and in highly symbolic language, the wife invites her spouse to partake of all she has to offer.

They make love, and God blesses their union. As the marriage matures, the husband and wife go through a difficult time, symbolized in another dream. In this second dream, the Shulamite rebuffs her husband, and he leaves.

Overcome with guilt, she searches the city for him; but this time, instead of helping her, the guards beat her—symbolic of her pained conscience. Things end happily as the lovers reunite and are reconciled. Foreshadowings: Some Bible interpreters see in Song of Solomon an exact symbolic representation of Christ and His church.

Christ is seen as the king, while the church is represented by the Shulamite. While we believe the book should be understood literally as a depiction of marriage, there are some elements that foreshadow the Church and her relationship with her king, the Lord Jesus. Song of Solomon describes the experience of every believer who is sought and bought by the Lord Jesus. We are in a place of great spiritual wealth and are covered by His love.

Here is a picture of not only the security of the believer in Christ John , but of the Good Shepherd who knows His sheep—believers—and lays down His life for us John Practical Application: Our world is confused about marriage. Marriage, says the biblical poet, is to be celebrated, enjoyed, and revered.

This book provides some practical guidelines for strengthening our marriages: 1 Give your spouse the attention he or she needs. Take the time to truly know your spouse. Plan some getaways.

Be creative, even playful, with each other. Renew your vows; work through problems and do not consider divorce as a solution. God intends for you both to live in a deeply peaceful, secure love.

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Song of Solomon

This song is one of 1, that Solomon wrote 1 Kings Date of Writing: Solomon most likely wrote this song during the early part of his reign. This would place the date of composition around B. Purpose of Writing: The Song of Solomon is a lyric poem written to extol the virtues of love between a husband and his wife. A man and woman are to live together within the context of marriage, loving each other spiritually, emotionally, and physically.

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Bible: The Old Testament

Page 1 Page 2 Summary The Song of Solomon is a series of lyrical poems organized as a lengthy dialogue between a young woman and her lover. A third party, or chorus, occasionally addresses the lovers. The first poem is spoken by the young maiden, who longs to be near her lover and enjoy his kisses. She explains that she has a dark complexion because her family sends her to work in the vineyards. She searches for her lover, comparing him to a wandering shepherd, and the chorus encourages her to follow the flocks to his tent. The lovers lie on a couch together. He describes verdant and fertile surroundings.

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