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.