#71 Answers to your questions about the Song of Solomon part 1
In these final parts of our look at the Song of Solomon, I will need to address a few questions that have been asked.
1. Is Solomon the bridegroom in the song?
No. Solomon had 60 Queens, 80 concubines and virgins without number at the time that he wrote this song (Song 6:8). That harem grew to “seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines” (I Kings 11:3). The Song is about a love story with one exclusive bride. Jesus came to take a wife, not a harem.
Also, the Bridegroom first appeared as a Shepherd (1:7-9). Solomon, as King David’s son, was born into royalty. Jesus came as the Good Shepherd.
Poetically, however, the Shepherd is referred to as ‘Solomon’ and ‘the king’ at times but by the same token, the poor, sunburnt, rural girl (1:6), who is the Bride, is referred to as a “prince’s daughter” (7:1). These images are glimpses of the future when King Jesus takes His bride.
At this moment in time, Jesus is a betrothed King, He is engaged to be married to his Bride, the vast multitude of people who have come from every nation, race, people and tongue (Rev.7:9).
2,000 years ago Jesus came to take a wife and redeem her, pay the dowry, if you like, with His own blood:
“A husband should love his wife as much as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it. He made the church holy by the power of his word, and he made it pure by washing it with water. Christ did this, so that he would have a glorious and holy church, without faults or spots or wrinkles or any other flaws” (Eph. 5:25-27 CEV).
Jesus will return very shortly to marry His Bride and take her into His fragrant gardens nd the chambers of love (1:4) and joy for all eternity.
I propose to continue to answer your questions tomorrow! Please keep them coming!