First, in the Book we are to see a love song on a high romantic plane. This condemns the perversion of marriage which was current in Solomon’s time. Second, the author intended to teach typical truth. Some say about Jehovah and Israel. In Israel the marriage relationship was viewed as bearing an analogy to Jehovah’s position toward Israel (Isa. 54:5; 61:10). Most Christian scholars see in it the love of Christ for His church and the church’s love for Christ (John 3:29; II Cor. 11:3; Eph. 5:22-23; Rev. 19:1-10). The author feels this last idea is the correct one. Unlike many expositors, He sees the church to be local and visible, not universal and invisible. Hence his approach to the book will be different in some ways to most expositors.
Author: Milburn R. Cockrell
Publisher: Berea Baptist Church
ISBN 13: 9781932879124
Number of Pages: 94
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