The Song of Songs is a book of love poetry attributed to Solomon. Its inclusion in the canon was controversial; in including it, the rabbis understood it to be speaking allegorically of the relationship between God and Israel.

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Is Song of Song's 'Lily' a male or a female?

1"I am the rose of Sharon, the lily of the valley."(Song of Sol. 2:1) Who is represented in the above passage, Solomon, or the Shulamite.? I found S.of Songs Chapter 2:1 unclear, although the ...