Commentaries on Song of Solomon

On this page you will find Bible commentaries on the Old Testament book of Song of Solomon. The commentaries listed first are those that have received the best reviews. You will also find options for commentaries on the Song of Solomon that help pastors, teachers, and readers with application of the text, commentaries that approach the Scripture verse–by-verse, classic Christian commentaries, and much more.

Top Reviewed Commentaries on Song of Solomon



The Message of the Song of Songs (BST) by Tom Gledhill


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “well written, easy to read, yet profound”

Keith Mathison: #1 ranked commentary on Song of Solomon, “…in places it is truly profound and insightful. Gledhill sees the book for what it is – a poetic exploration of human love that points beyond itself to the Creator and Redeemer. Very highly recommended.”

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Song of Songs (NICOT) by Tremper Longman III


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Accolades:

Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Song of Solomon

Keith Mathison: #4 ranked commentary on Song of Solomon, “He approaches the book as a poem (or more precisely an anthology of poems) about the male-female relationship, which itself is analogous to the relationship between God and His people.”

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Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (NIVAC) by Iain Provan


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “one of the most interesting commentaries…the theme of the book proclaims that true love resists coerced legal love”

Keith Mathison: #5 ranked commentary on Song of Solomon, “The section of the book on the Song of Songs should prove just as helpful to preachers and others looking for practical application.”

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Song of Songs (BCOT) by Richard S. Hess


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Keith Mathison: #3 ranked commentary on Song of Solomon, “In addition to careful exegesis, Hess provides insightful reflections on the theology of the book…Highly recommended.”

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The Song of Solomon (Tyndale) by G. Lloyd Carr


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Keith Mathison: #2 ranked commentary on Song of Solomon, “Like Gledhill, Carr takes a non-allegorical approach to the book, and provides numerous insights.”

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Song of Songs (Interpretation) by Robert W. Jenson


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “Jenson is a theologian, not a biblical scholar, but he has interpretive sensitivity and sophistication”

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Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs (AOTC) by Daniel C. Fredericks


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Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, sees “it as an anthology of love poems rather than as a drama”

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Song of Songs (Anchor) by Marvin H. Pope


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Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “a wealth of linguistic, literary, and historical information”

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Song of Songs (OTL) by J. Cheryl Exum


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars

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The Song of Songs (CCS) by Othmar Keel


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “demonstrates excellent literary and overall exegetical sensibilities…insightful theological comments”

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The Song of Songs (Hermeneia) by Roland E. Murphy


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Tremper Longman: 4 out of 5 stars, “an excellent critical reading of the text”

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Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (REBC) by George M. Schwab


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Accolades:

Tremper Longman: 4.5 out 5 stars, “Schwab combines the skills of an exegete with that of a person sensitivity to issues of sexuality”

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The Song of Songs (TOTC) by Iain M. Duguid


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Accolades:

World Magazine: 2017 “Series of the Year”

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More Commentaries with Application Help for Pastors



Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs (Teach the Text) by Edward M. Curtis


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The Song of Solomon (Preaching the Word) by Douglas Sean O’Donnell


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Ecclesiastes / Song Of Solomon (TPC) by David A. Hubbard


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More Verse-by-Verse Commentaries



Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (NAC) by Duane A. Garrett


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Lamentations and the Song of Songs (Belief) by Harvey Cox and Stephanie Paulsell


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Song of Solomon (DSBS) by Robert Davidson


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Job through Song of Solomon (Beacon) by A.F. Harper


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Song of Solomon (BTCB) by Paul J. Griffiths


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Song of Solomon (WBC) by Duane Garrett


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Song of Songs (Cornerstone) by Tremper Longman III


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Historical and Cultural Bible Background Commentaries



The Minor Prophets, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs (ZIBBC) by John H. Walton, Ed.


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Classic Christian Commentaries for Bible Study



Ecclesiastes / Song of Solomon (Thru the Bible) by J. Vernon McGee


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Song of Solomon by H.A. Ironside


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The Song of Solomon by James Durham


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