Song of Songs
Summary: Written by the wisest man to ever live, Solomon, “Song of Songs” is a composition of lyric poems which portrays the theme of love between a man and a woman and can be seen almost written as a diary of sorts. The book explores the feelings, hopes, fears, and the passion between a man and a woman. It can be seen as a celebration of human sexuality. Just through the first few chapters, we learn so much of what a relationship is supposed to look like for the believer and how we are to go about our dating relationships.
Analysis: It is easy to see what the purpose for the writing of this book is, but it is an entirely different thing for one to say that he completely understands Song of Songs because of how intricate the writing can be. If taken literally, this love poem can be seen as a written diary of two lovers who did things in a moral way. We often equate attraction with that of lust, but in the opening chapter of this book, we see that attraction in itself is not necessarily an evil thing, but rather it is the first step in relationship. Chapter 1 verses 2-3 state “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth! For your love is better than wine; your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you” which shows the shulamite woman confessing her love for the King. She is but this servant girl who works in the field which we know because she says “Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me” but yet the king views her as beauty and invites her into his chamber. The first chapter goes on in telling of them having meetings in the fields, which she assures the king that she is not a prostitute but it is almost as if she tests his faithfulness and willingness to meet with her. “He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love” in chapter 2 verse 4 just really shows king Solomon making public that the shulamite woman is now his “girlfriend” you could