The Song of Songs of Solomon, commonly referred to as Song of Songs or Song of Solomon, is a book of the old Testament —one of the scrolls found in the last section of the Tanakh,  known as tKetuvim(or "Writings"). It is also known in English as Canticles.

The protagonists of Song of Songs are a woman and a man, and the poem suggests movement from courtship to consumation. For instance, the man proclaims: "As the lily  among thorns, so is my love among the daughters." The woman answers: "As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet to my taste."

In spite of the lack of explicitly religious content, Song of Songs can also be interpreted as a parable of the relationship of God and Israel, or for Christians, Christ and the Church or Christ and the human soul, as husband and wife.

It is one of the shortest books in the Bible, consisting of only 117 verses. According to Ashkenazi Jewish tradition, it is read on Shabbat that falls during the intermediate days of Passover. In the Shepardi community it is recited every Friday night.


We have put together a special series of illustrations and prints created by the artist Danny Hahlbohm around the verses in this Book. We hope and pray they will be a special blessing to you and all in your family as we celebrate   The Song Of Songs

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