Song of Solomon

Song of Solomon

On the journey with Christ and reading his word, we just finished Song of Solomon. It was an interesting read.

Song of Solomon is a song of wooing of Solomon and marriage to a shepherdess girl named Shulamite. The joys and heartaches of wedded love.

Hosea 2:19-20 depicts it as the Church as the bride of Christ.

Hosea 19
And I will betroth thee unto me forever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

Hosea 20
I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD.

In the song, they shower each other with love and makes them feel loved and the only special one. He sings that she is most beautiful to him. She sings he is most beautiful to her.

Song of Solomon is a great reminder of how marriage and wedded love can be.

Excerpt from the Bible KJV:

The Song of Solomon is a love song written by Solomon and abounding in metaphors and oriental imagery. Historically, it depicts the wooing and wedding to a shepherdess by King Solomon, and the joys and heartaches of wedded love.

Allegorically, it pictures Israel as God’s betrothed bride (Hos. 2:19-20) and the church as the bride of Christ. As human life finds its highest fulfillment in the love of man and woman, so spiritual life finds its highest fulfillment in the love of God for His people and Christ for His church.

The book is arranged like scenes in a drama with three main speakers: the bride Shulamite), the King (Solomon), and a chorus (daughters of Jerusalem).

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My graphic journaling above is how I interpreted Song of Solomon. I would love if you shared how you interpret the book.

Also, would be fun to if you shared what you’re reading and/or journaling through the Bible. Just leave a link in the comments and I’ll come visit you.

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18 thoughts on “Song of Solomon

  1. You make me smile every time I see you doing one of these! I’m glad to have a friend who enjoys the same Digital Bible Journaling hobby as I do.

  2. Wow, I don’t know where the time goes. I did not realize how long it has been since I have checked in on your blog 😦 This is absolutely beautiful!

    1. I think it was easier to follow your blog before we took a break from reading, which I didn’t, I just read others. It’s been a strange and busy Summer so I haven’t been following the memes that I usually do and visiting much. 🙂

  3. Your photography and digital art is gorgeous. I remember my mom using a camera such as you described in your profile. Once she sat me on a stool and let me watch the magic happen in her dark room. I was fascinated when black paper went into a solution and gradually a photo appeared.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Teresa (HKC)

  4. What a beautiful post, my friend! Your verses brought back many memories of my engagement and wedding. When my sweet husband proposed he quoted Hosea 2:19 and then on our wedding invitations we used Song of Solomon 8:7 🙂

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful post with Roses of Inspiration. I will be featuring you and your lovely post at the party on Monday afternoon. Hugs to you!

    1. That is such a sweet proposal and sounds very romantic. Thank you for sharing my post. I’m honored and also feel blessed to have made your acquaintance in the virtual world. 🙂 

    2. Stephanie, thank you so much for the feature. This Summer has been busy and I miss linking up with my memes that I follow; especially yours. Your Etsy items look awesome. 🙂

  5. It’s so fun to enjoy these kinds of books in the Bible. I appreciate the comments you have made here about it. I find it interesting that Solomon had numerous wives and concubines, so it’s funny to see this interaction. The allegory is so true, and there is so many parts of the Bible that were intended to be allegorical, not take literally, and people can’t seem to understand that. One such place is Genesis, which considering there were other people living on the earth when Adam and Eve were created, was obviously allegorical. (After all, where did the woman Cain marry come from? ) Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi Writers…thanks for visiting and sharing. When I read SOS, I thought the same about the wives because I’d just finished Solomon where it speaks of all his wives and women he loved. I, for one, am glad I’m not part of a concubine. My jealous nature of my hubby (especially when I was very young) wouldn’t allow that. haha 🙂

    1. Hi Pride…it was the first time I’d read that chapter. Kind of hard reading using the KJV, but how wonderful the words of praise to one another in love. 🙂  

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