Book of Song of Solomon

SOS 1 Papyrus
In the early 19th century a papyrus, dating from the end of the Middle Kingdom, was found in Egypt.
It was taken to the Leiden Museum in Holland and interpreted by A.H. Gardiner in 1909. The complete papyrus can be found in the book Admonitions of an Egyptian from a hieratic papyrus in Leiden.
The papyrus describes violent upheavals in Egypt, starvation, drought, escape of slaves (with the wealth of the Egyptians), and death throughout the land.

Every married couple needs a little getaway, special place they enjoy revisiting. Well, there’s such in the Bible.

Almost hidden among the leaves of Scripture is a romantic getaway called “Song of Songs,” celebrating the joy and genius of marriage.

Its author, Solomon, recorded a golden season in his life when he fell in love and married a young woman known only as “the Shulamite.”

This unlikely love story between a king and a commoner is a template for understanding that marriage was instituted by God for our joy.

The book is composed of fifteen reflections written as lyric poetry. Read them as pages from a love journal, brimming with insights about romance, marriage, and intimacy.

Solomon and his bride plumbed the depths of their language to craft word pictures about love and marriage – and this has never been more timely.

In a day when marriage is being redefined by contemporary culture, Song of Solomon reveals the lasting influence of a strong marriage on future generations.

We can’t allow resentments, selfishness, and neglect to nibble away at our homes. These are the “little foxes” that spoil the vines.

Little things in marriage count in a big way. Little sins can produce big problems; but small acts of love can yield lasting blessings.

SOS 2 Tell Hazor
Tell Hazor is one of the largest, most important Biblical sites in Canaanite and Israelite periods.
The Bible gave it the title: “the head of all those kingdoms.”
The excavating site brings you back 3-4 thousand years to the time this mighty city was the gateway between Egypt and Mesopotamia.

Some commentators feel Song of Solomon is an analogy of God’s love for us; but its primary meaning is for marriage now, and it shows us how to keep romance alive in a loving home.

Key Thought:

God’s pattern for courtship and marriage provides a template for a beautiful and lasting relationship based on His unquenchable love.

Key Verses:

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned” (Song 8:6-7).

Key Action:

Never let resentments, arguments, neglect, and other “little foxes” nibble away at
the health of the romance of the home.
SOS 3 Justice


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