Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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The Bride (The Shulamite)

First impressions count. And what's our first impression of Song of Songs? Sex.Well, heavy necking at least. Other than the title-like verse, "The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's" (1:1), the firs...

The Groom

Ah, the groom: the stud of the show. He's not as prominent in the text as the bride, but he's the other half of this inseparably infatuated dynamic duo. After all, it takes two to tango.Based on th...

The Brothers of the Bride

My mother's sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept! (1:5-6)Yep, the first we hear of these guys, they're angry. Not off to the best start...

The Daughters of Jerusalem

Every girl in love has to have a cheerleading section, right? Who else will tell her how long to wait before returning a text? The Daughters of Jerusalem play this role—kind of—for the bride: I...

The Sentinels

We're majorly not cool with these guys. If you remember correctly, they assault the bride:Making their rounds in the city the sentinels found me;they beat me, they wounded me, they took away my man...

God

Wait, what? God doesn't make a single appearance in Song of Songs. Why are we giving him his own shout-out?Well, we want to take a minute to remind ourselves how stinkin' weird this is. God is ever...

Solomon

After the superscript (The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's [1:1]), Solomon's name is only mentioned twice ("the litter of Solomon" [3:7] and "you, O Solomon, may have the thousand [vineyards]" [8...
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