Introduction to Song of Solomon

Name: Song of Solomon

Division: Old Testament

Category: Wisdom

Purpose: To tell of the love between a bridegroom (King Solomon) and his bride, to affirm the sanctity of marriage, and to picture God’s love for his people

Book No in BIBLE: 22

In Old Testament: 22

In Wisdom: 5

No. of Chapters: 8

No. of Verses: 117

Author: Solomon

Date Written: Approx. 970 – 930 BC

Place of Writing: Jerusalem

History Covered: NA

Audience: People of Israel

Song of Solomon Statistics

Based on its weight of 8 Chapters its share among the chapters of the BIBLE, Old Testament and Wisdom. Move your mouse pointer over the bar on the right hand side to get the values.

Total chapters in BIBLE:1189

Total chapters in OT: 929

Total chapters in History: 243

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Key Verse

I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine: he feedeth among the lilies. (6:3)

Key People


Young shunamite woman


Key Places