Song of Solomon 1:1

Song of Solomon 1:1

The Song of songs, which [is] Solomon's.
] Wrote by Solomon, king of Israel, as the "amanuensis" of the Holy Ghost; and not by Hezekiah and his men, as the Jews say F11: or, "concerning Solomon" {l}; Christ, of whom Solomon was a type; see ( Song of Solomon 3:7 ) ; of his person, excellencies, love to his church, care of her, and concern for her; and of the nearness and communion he admitted her to, and indulged her with the Jews have a saying F13, that wherever the word Solomon is used in this song, the Holy One is meant, the holy God, or Messiah: it is called "the Song of songs", because the most excellent, as the Holy of holies, King of kings which, with the Hebrews, express a superlative; this being more excellent than the one hundred and five songs, written by Solomon, or than any human composure whatever; yea, preferable to all Scriptural songs, as to subject, manner of style, and copiousness of it.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 T. Bab. Bava Bathra, fol. 15. 1.
F12 (hmlvl) "de Solomone", Cocceius.
F13 Maimon. Yesode Hatorah, c. 6. s. 12.
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