An outline of the Book of the Song of Solomon
Hebrew Name - Shiyr Hashirim "Song of songs"
Greek Name - Asma Asmaton (Greek form of the Hebrew)
Author - Solomon (According to Tradition)
Date - 1014 BC Approximately
Theme - The beauty of love
Types and Shadows - In Song of Solomon Jesus is the husband who loves His bride
The Song of Solomon is a lyric poem written
to extol the virtues of love between a husband and his wife. The poem
clearly presents marriage as God’s design. A man and woman are to live
together within the context of marriage, loving each other spiritually,
emotionally, and physically.
This book combats two extremes: asceticism (the denial of all pleasure)
and hedonism (the pursuit of only pleasure). The marriage profiled in
Song of Solomon is a model of care, commitment, and delight.
1:1-1:8 Colloquy of Bride and Friends 1:9-2:7 Colloquy of Bridegroom, Friends, and Bride 2:8-2:17 Springtime Rhapsody 3:1-3:5 Love's Dream 3:6-3:11 The Groom and His Party Approach 4:1-5:1 The Bride's Beauty Extolled 5:2-5:8 Another Dream 5:9-6:3 Colloquy of Friends and Bride 6:4-6:13 The Bride's Matchless Beauty 7:1-8:4 Expressions of Praise 8:5-8:14 Homecoming