Jesus Through the Word: Song of Solomon

Monday March 20, 2017
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Week Nineteen: Song of Solomon
 
Outline
Anticipation—1:1-2:7
     Found and Lost—2:8-3:5
          Wedding/Consummation—3:6-5:1
     Lost and Found—5:2-8:4
Affirmation—8:5-14
 
Themes
Sexual Love
Better Than Wine (1:2)
Beauty of Form (2:1-2, 4:7, 6:5-9)
Fragrant (1:12-13)
Like Spring after Winter (2:10-13)
 
Gardens/Paradise
15 Animals and 21 Plants
Spices
Aromatics
Fruits
 
Wisdom
Marriage is Not Trivial (2:7, 3:5, 8:4)
Marriage Demands Purity (8:9)
Sex and Marriage (3:11, 4:12, 5:1)
 
Poetic Imagery
The Whole Song (1:1-8:14)
 
Where is Jesus?
Love as Strong as Death (8:6-7)
Psalm 45
Ephesians 5:22-33
Genesis 1-2
Revelation 19, 21
 
What is this book about?
The Song of Solomon is unabashedly a paean to human sexuality as it is fully and righteously expressed only in the context of marriage.
 
How does it point to Jesus?
Just as every marriage reflects Jesus’ love His bride, either poorly or well, so too Solomon’s love for his bride gives us a divinely inspired, tangible, and very visceral picture of the intensity and solidarity of our Shepherd/King’s love for us.