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Song of Solomon

painting representing the Old Testament Book of Song of Solomon The Song of Songs, is a book of the Hebrew Bible?Tanakh or Old Testament?one of the five megillot (scrolls). It can also be known as the Song of Solomon, Solomon's Song of Songs, or as Canticles, the latter from the shortened and anglicized Vulgate title Canticum Canticorum, "Song of Songs" in Latin.

The Song of Songs is interpreted in some traditions as an allegorical representation of the relationship of God and Israel as husband and wife.[3] In most translations the main characters of the Song are simply a woman and a man, and the poem suggests movement from courtship to consummation. However, recent scholarship of the ancient manuscripts shows that both the speaker and the addressee are masculine, and the early texts identify the speaker as "Asher" - most probably Asher, the son of Solomon.

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

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