Introduction to Song of Songs

We live in a culture that needs clear answers about the relationship between love and sex. Song of Songs answers questions about the limits and joys of appropriately expressing human love.

Contents — Song of Songs is a collection of love songs or poems that tastefully portray the genuine love between a man and a woman in marriage. Some scholars see the book as a picture of Christ’s love for the church.

Purpose — The book describes love between a man and a woman as God intended it to be.

Themes — The book celebrates the beauty of sexual love and emphasizes the importance of a man and woman finding mutual satisfaction exclusively in the marriage relationship.

Writer and Date — The authorship of the book is traditionally ascribed to Solomon, whose name appears several times in the book, and was probably written in the tenth century BC.

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