Song of Solomon (Song of Songs) Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Why do the bride and the groom love each other? Is it because they're both total hotties? Or is there a more emotional element to it?
- What are the terms of their love? Is there a marriage contract or vow-writing session in the text?
- What is preventing the bride from marrying the groom? Are they doomed to be apart forever?
- Where is God in this text? Why is he so noticeably absent?
- What are the lovers' favorite activities? What does this tell us about the culture they live in?
- Do these songs sound like they could be sung at weddings, or are they meant to be read quietly before bedtime?
- Is the expression of love here general, or is it specific to the bride and the groom? Could we apply this stuff to any couple?
- What is the role of repetition in the text? What effect does it have on you as a reader?
- Does the book have a narrative structure, or does it seem more like a collection of poems?
- How does the book fit in with the other narratives in the Bible? And why on earth is this book in the Bible?
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