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|NASB||Song of Solomon 1:1 The Song of Songs, which is Solomon's.|
|Song of Solomon 1:1 The Song of Songs [the best of songs], which is Solomon's. [1 Kin 4:32]|
|Bible Question: Why is Song of Songs, also called Song of Solomon?|
Bible Answer: Chapter 1 and verse 1 explains: Solomon wrote it. The alternate title stems from an emphasis on the latter portion of verse 1 rather than the first two words (Heb. lit. Song [of] the songs).
It seems better to title the book after its author rather than a somewhat non-descript hebraism which means, roughly, "The choicest of all songs."
Some also refer to the title as "Canticles" which refers to a song or a chant (from the Latin).
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