Song of Solomon: The literary and higher critical views. Additional resources provided.

What are the literary and higher critical views on Song of Solomon?

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...g of Israel) be given such a prominent place in the Holy Scriptures? Some say yes, because it provides important lessons about the virtues of relationships. Others, however, would look for a deeper narrative.
As a deeper narrative, it can be read as an account of the faithfulness between a nation and God. The "wedding", for example, can be thought of as the establishment of an eternal bond between Israel and God. Her refusal of his affections (5:2-8) could refer to Israel turning its back on God and coming to regret it. References to "vineyards" and "flocks" are metaphors commonly employed in the bible to refer to the people of Israel, while there are several possible allusions to the ...