Song Of Solomon Rhetorical Analysis

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The book of Song of Solomon is one of the least read books in the Bible. Depending on who reads it and how it’s interpreted it can be uncomfortable. The reason being is because of its sexual content. The most popular approach to the Song of Solomon is the literal and the allegory approach. This has been debated throughout history amongst Christians. Scott J Shifferd states that there’s four main perception of the book. Two are literal interpretation that looks at the young woman who is at the center of this theatrical song. The most common understanding is that this is courtship and marriage of Solomon and the Shulamite woman. The name Solomon and Shulamite are similar and have a common meaning of “peace.” The other interpretation pictures a love triangle between the beloved woman, her beloved shepherd, and the king appealing to her. The other figurative approaches are allegorical …show more content…
“While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet (Matthew 25:5-6).” Seconly I believe it being an allegory and the bride would be shown to be the church. What we see is that the bride, the church, loves the bridegroom, the Lord. “Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes. My beloved is I am his: he feedeth among the lilies (Song of Solomon 2:15-16).” The WVBS states “ this is a difficult text. This may be an invition to make love while she is still in the mood. What can ruin the mood? It can be ruined just like foxes ruin a vineyard. It is important when one mate is interested in love-making, that the other person try to get into the mood. The desire can pass quickly. This verse seem to indicate that the groom resposonded to the bride’s plea of

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