Song of Solomon
King Solomon wrote 1,005 songs (1 Kings 4:32), but among them this was his “song of songs.” It was sung annually on the eighth day of the Passover feast.
The song has both a literal and historical Interpretation, as well as a spiritual and prophetic application. It presents true love between a husband and his wife and is very descriptive of the marriage relationship (Heb 13:4).
The song of Solomon also has a deeper spiritual significance. Most commentators teach that the Shulamite woman pictures the Church in this present age, but she does not. The Body of Christ is not the subject of Old Testament prophecy and is therefore not the bride of prophecy. The Shulamite woman pictures the bride of the Lamb, the godly remnant of Israel (Rev 19:7-11). Solomon pictures the Antichrist who tries to win the heart of a woman (godly remnant of Israel), but she stays faithful to her beloved Shepherd (Christ).
I. Introduction. The Shulamite Separated (1:1-11)
Taken by Solomon from her home and her beloved shepherd
Il. The Shulamite and Her Beloved Together (1:12-2:7)
Ill. The Shulamite and Her Beloved Apart (2:8-3:5)
IV. The Shulamite and Her Beloved Together (3:6-5:1)
V. The Shulamite and Her Beloved Apart (5:2-8:4)
VI. Conclusion. The Shulamite Restored (8:5-14)
Return from Solomon’s to her home with her beloved shepherd