The Song of Songs

J. Deering,

The Song of Songs is the only survivor of 1005 songs written by Solomon (1 Kings 4:32).

The Hebrews called this The Holy of Holies, also called the Song of Solomon, which designates the author, and Canticles, simply meaning "songs," derived from the Latin.

The time:  about 965 B.C.

The Plot:  The book is descriptive of Solomon's love for a young lady, their brief courtship, and life together as a married couple.

The Place:  Two homes or settings, Jerusalem (the palace) and the vicinity of Lebanon (Baal-hamon) which is the bride's family home.

Author:  Solomon

Theme:  The love of the Shepherd King for Israel (the Church, and the individual believer)