Song of Solomon, The

Song of Solomon, The (Heb. Shir Hashshirim, “Song of Songs,” which means the best or greatest song)

A poetic OT book that presents a series of love poems.

Outline of Contents

Song of Solomon

I. Title and introduction (Song 1:1-6)

II. Dialogue between the man and woman (Song 1:7-2:7)

III. Reflections (Song 2:8-3:11)

A. Reminiscence by the woman (Song 2:8-17)

B. Loss and recovery (Song 3:1-5)

C. Description of Solomon’s wedding procession (Song 3:6-11)

IV. Dialogues (Song 4:1-8:4)

A. Dialogue between the man and woman (Song 4:1-5:1)

B. Dialogue between the woman and the daughters (Song 5:2-6:3)

C. Address of the man to the woman (Song 6:4-12)

D. Dialogue between the man and woman (Song 7:1-8:4)

V. Appendices (Song 8:5-14)

Song 1:1-6

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Song 1:7-2:7

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Song 2:8-3:11

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Song 2:8-17

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Song 3:1-5

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Song 3:6-11

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Song 4:1-8:4

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Song 4:1-5:1

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Song 5:2-6:3

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Song 6:4-12

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Song 7:1-8:4

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Song 8:5-14

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