Song of Solomon Overview

Who? | Author & Audience

King Solomon of Israel wrote the Song of Solomon.

When? | Dates

Solomon wrote the Song of Solomon in the early years of his reign, which was around 971-931 BC.

Where? | Setting

This book is written in the setting of Solomon’s royal court in the kingdom of Israel. It is a letter between a betrothed man and wife, later husband and wife.

What & Why? | Outline & Purpose

  1. Longing and invitation (Songs 1-2)

  2. Fulfillment of marriage (Songs 3-4)

  3. Frustrations and delights (Songs 5)

  4. Celebration (Songs 6-7)

  5. Commitment (Songs 8)

How? | Application

  • Expresses the love and devotion of a bride and bridegroom before and during their marriage.

  • Expresses the loving relationship of a husband and wife committed to one another, while simultaneously echoing the loving relationship between God and His people, and Christ and His Church.

  • Paints a picture of a godly wife who is healthy and well loved, counteracting the cultural stigma of female weakness.

  • Expresses the mutual respect between a husband and wife living in this natural world.


Song of Solomon, also called Song of Songs, is attributed to Solomon, King of Israel, in the early years of his reign. It is a beautiful letter between a betrothed man and wife and then later on in their maturing marriage. It depicts the incredible imagery of the love of God for His people, and Christ and His Church, in a way that we can understand about the commitment, devotion and love of a husband and wife. It also shows the strength, wholeness, health and love of a woman by her husband and the mutual love between them, counteracting many cultural stigmas about women and their place in their marriage and culture.

This Song of Solomon is often kept from children until their teen years when they learn about the sanctity of marriage. It is such a vital explanation for Christ followers to better understand the way our God loves us and calls us to love and be devoted to Him as well, as well as an incredible example of a godly marriage.

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