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a novel (1977) by Toni Morrison.
Song of Solomon, The
a book of the Bible.
Abbreviation: Sol.
Song of Solomon
the Song of Solomon, a book of the Old Testament consisting of a collection of dramatic love poems traditionally ascribed to Solomon Also known as the Song of Songs, the Canticle of Canticles

Song of Solomon definition

A collection of poems or fragments about sexual love and courtship, attributed to Solomon. In Christianity, these poems have been interpreted as allegories of God’s love for Israel, the love of Jesus for his people, and so on.

called also, after the Vulgate, the “Canticles.” It is the “song of songs” (1:1), as being the finest and most precious of its kind; the noblest song, “das Hohelied,” as Luther calls it. The Solomonic authorship of this book has been called in question, but evidences, both internal and external, fairly establish the traditional view that it is the product of Solomon’s pen. It is an allegorical poem setting forth the mutual love of Christ and the Church, under the emblem of the bridegroom and the bride. (Compare Matt. 9:15; John 3:29; Eph. 5:23, 27, 29; Rev. 19:7-9; 21:2, 9; 22:17. Compare also Ps. 45; Isa. 54:4-6; 62:4, 5; Jer. 2:2; 3:1, 20; Ezek. 16; Hos. 2:16, 19, 20.)


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