In some Bibles, this book is called Canticles, which means “Song.” An English derivative is “cantor,” a singer. “The song of songs” is the special song of the calling of the Church.
Many have had difficulty accepting this book as part of Scripture because of the wording, but it is in the Bible. The problem is that such individuals take the wording literally and do not see the spiritual aspect. This book was providentially included in the Scriptures, and the fact that it is called “THE Song” indicates there is an important need to understand the contents.
Solomon represents Jesus as King, but after he ascended; that is, Solomon represents Jesus as the risen Lord. Written during Solomon’s reign, the Song of Solomon has been in the Bible for almost 3,000 years.