Author: Solomon (1:1), though some wonder if the song “of Solomon” is like the psalms “of David” - which could mean they are by, for, or about him.
Date: Solomon ruled around 970-930 BC.
In Ten Words or Less: Married love is a beautiful thing worth celebrating.
Details: A dark-skinned beauty is marrying the king, and both are thrilled. “Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast doves’ eyes,” he tells her (1:15). “Behold, thou art fair, my beloved, yea, pleasant: also our bed is green,” she responds (1:16). Through eight chapters and 117 verses, the two lovers admire each other’s physical beauty, expressing their love and devotion.
From Know Your Bible, published by Barbour Publishing, Inc. Used by permission.