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

1The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.
Colloquy of Bride and Friends
2Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth!
For your love is better than wine,3your ano ... View more

Song 1:7-2:7

7Tell me, you whom my soul loves,
where you pasture your flock,
where you make it lie down at noon;
for why should I be like one who is veiled
beside the flocks ... View more

Song 2:8-3:11

Springtime Rhapsody
8The voice of my beloved!
Look, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.9My beloved is like a gazelle
or a young stag. ... View more

Song 2:8-17

Springtime Rhapsody
8The voice of my beloved!
Look, he comes,
leaping upon the mountains,
bounding over the hills.9My beloved is like a gazelle
or a young stag. ... View more

Song 3:1-5

Love's Dream
1Upon my bed at night
I sought him whom my soul loves;
I sought him, but found him not;
I called him, but he gave no answer.2“I will rise now and g ... View more

Song 3:6-11

The Groom and His Party Approach
6What is that coming up from the wilderness,
like a column of smoke,
perfumed with myrrh and frankincense,
with all the fragran ... View more

Song 4:1-8:4

The Bride's Beauty Extolled
1How beautiful you are, my love,
how very beautiful!
Your eyes are doves
behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats,
movin ... View more

Song 4:1-5:1

The Bride's Beauty Extolled
1How beautiful you are, my love,
how very beautiful!
Your eyes are doves
behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats,
movin ... View more

Song 5:2-6:3

Another Dream
2I slept, but my heart was awake.
Listen! my beloved is knocking.
“Open to me, my sister, my love,
my dove, my perfect one;
for my head is wet wit ... View more

Song 6:4-12

The Bride's Matchless Beauty
4You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love,
comely as Jerusalem,
terrible as an army with banners.5Turn away your eyes from me,
for they ... View more

Song 7:1-8:4

Expressions of Praise
1How graceful are your feet in sandals,
O queenly maiden!
Your rounded thighs are like jewels,
the work of a master hand.2Your navel is a ... View more

Song 8:5-14

Homecoming
5Who is that coming up from the wilderness,
leaning upon her beloved?

Under the apple tree I awakened you.
There your mother was in labor with you;
... View more

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