The Song of Solomon, also called the “Song of Songs,” was written about King Solomon. Its content is perhaps a bit too explicit for some people’s sense of appropriateness and certainly not what many would expect to find in the Bible.
On the surface, it is a frank poem exalting courtship, sexual desire, and marriage. On a deeper level it becomes a metaphor for the love and yearning that Jesus has for his followers and his desire and longing to connect with them on an intimate spiritual level.
In the gospels, Jesus sometimes metaphorically calls himself the bridegroom. His followers are implied to be his bride.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 700-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.