Song of Songs - 1
Clearly not the real Solomon
Solomon of the scriptures, with regard to judging and governing the people of Israel was exceedingly wise King. God also added great riches, because he did not ask for these. Sadly in his personal life he however disregarded Torah and helped Israel in a decline, perhaps because of his over 1000 mostly foreign wives and concubines.
In spite of this, from my introductory forward, you would already know that I was given input by a Jew, leading me to investigate the statements that Solomon is a type of Messiah and that his Shulamite, a type of the bride of Christ. Hopefully you will soon see great validity in this, in spite of Solomon's personal disappointments.
SONG OF SOLOMON Chapter 1 vs 1
Son 1:1 The song of songs, which is Shelomoh’s
From H7965; peaceful; Shelomoh, David’s successor: - Solomon.
Total KJV occurrences: 293
FIRSTLY THEN, SOLOMON, THE SON OF KING DAVID, WAS A KING NAMED "PEACEFUL" and he ruled from Jerusalem, like his father David, which is where he also build the famous Temple of Solomon.
SECONDLY, JERUSALEM WAS ORIGINALLY SALEM
It was ruled by King Mechizedek and Yeshua relates directly.
The first King and Priest of "Jerusalem" which we hear of in scripture was Melchizedek. His name means King of Righteousness. He ruled over Salem, the beginning of Jerusalem, which also amazingly enough means peaceful!
The same as H8003; peaceful; Shalem, an early name of Jerusalem: - Salem.
Total KJV occurrences: 2
The book of Hebrews tells us Yeshua (Jesus) came in the priestly order of Melchizedek and is King of Righteousness and Peace. Moreover, like Yeshua, who said: "Before Abraham was I am", Melchizedek had no known genealogy. At least no beginning or end of his life is ever referred to. (For added reading, here is a great article on Melchizedek in my opinion.)
THIRDLY DAVID BUILDS THE TEMPLE OF GOD.
Shelomoh was crowned shortly before the death of his father, King David. David had wanted to build God a temple and amassed a great deal of provision towards this in his lifetime, but was told by Elohim (God) that his son Solomon, whose name means Peace, would build it instead.
1 Chronicles 22
7 And Dawiḏ said to Shelomoh, “My son, as for me, it has been in my heart to build a house to the Name of יהוה my Elohim,
8 but the word of יהוה came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have fought great battles. You do not build a house for My Name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in My presence.
9 See, a son is to be born to you, who is a man of rest. And I shall give him rest from all his enemies all around, for Shelomoh is his name, and peace and rest I give to Yisra’ĕl in his days.
Because of Yeshua, we are being built into a temple for our God.
1 Corinthians 3
16 Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? 17 If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy, and you are that temple.
FOURTHLY, SOLOMON AND YESHUA BOTH RIDE INTO JERUSALEM ON SIMILAR BEASTS AND BOTH ARE REFERRED TO AS SONS OF DAVID.
Solomon, the son of David, was crowned at the river Gihon. Directly after his crowning, he rode into Jerusalem on his father David's mule.
A mule is usually a male donkey crossed with a female horse. (For more info on biblical mules and donkeys go here.)
SON OF DAVID is a MESSIANIC REFERENCE to YESHUA THE MESSIAH and we all know that he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.
Joh 12:15 “Do not fear, daughter of Tsiyon, see, your Sovereign is coming, sitting on the colt of a donkey.” Zec 9:9.
Thanks - www.LumoProject.com.
FIFTHLY, WHILE THIS IS DEBATABLE, PERHAPS THE FACT THAT SOLOMON HAD A 1000 WIVES COULD ALSO RELATE TO MESSIAH. THE BRIDE OF CHRIST IS NOT ONE PERSON. 10 IN SCRIPTURE IS KNOW TO BE THE NUMBER OF COMPLETENESS.
In the book of Revelations Ch 7 John saw 144000. 12 x12.
Rev 7:4 And I heard the number of those who were sealed, one hundred and forty-four thousand, sealed out of all the tribes of the children of Yisra’ĕl:
So that is without doubt the complete number from the
But then there is another countless number.
Rev 7:9 After this I looked and saw a great crowd which no one was able to count, out of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, dressed in white robes, and palm branches in their hands,
Perhaps this number that relates to Solomon, who according to scripture had 700 wives of noble birth and 300 concubines, is referring to the complete number of all who will be saved, whether bride or not. Remember their were guests at the wedding
MORE ABOUT THE TEMPLE OF SOLOMON AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO YESHUA.
Essentially there was an outer courtyard, and inner room of worship and the Holy of Holies where God's presence met with the HIGH PRIEST in Jerusalem once a year after elaborate washing and sacrifice. The one section was separated from the other by a huge curtain veil. This is what tore in half when Yahshua the Messiah was crucified, signifying and open door for all men to come inside and communicate with our Father and creator, because of Yahshua the door of the sheep. He opened this way for us at the cost of his own blood in a cruel death by crucifixion.
Below is a video to make the temple more tangeable but please do listen to the TRIAMPHANT ENTRY from the SONG OF SONGS entry. You will need to switch off this player, before you begin the youtube video, which is well worth watching.