The purpose of this commentary is to describe what the Song means in a biblical context. The Song of Solomon is all too often portrayed as a sort of sex manual for Christians, or as erotic or pornographic literature, or as a story of illicit love (fornication, adultery). In this commentary the biblical injunctions against sexual immorality and for married love are faithfully followed. Symbols and figures are explained by the normal use of language and according to biblical usage. The Song of Solomon describes the first love and marriage of Solomon before he became king. The Holy Spirit uses the Song to teach his people the ways, means, and joys of friendship and love, courtship and marriage, home and family.
About the Author
James D. Quiggle holds Master's degrees in religion and theology and has been teaching and writing about the Bible for over forty years. He became a Christian in 1974, Mr. Quiggle believes Biblical truth has the intrinsic power to produce positive change. The mature Believer uses the Bible to make informed decisions about his or her faith. “The intent of every book I write,” he said, “is to help the reader validate the truth by checking out the facts. It is also my hope that my books will be used by local church teachers as source material for their ministries.” Mr. Quiggle's goal is to teach the Bible so that others may decide for themselves what the Bible has to say about their faith and life.