the main speaker is the bride and her maidens. Let me just start by saying that I do not accept allegorical interpretations of the Bible, except where it clearly says, this is an allegory (Galatians.) Most Bible commentators will do that with SOS. I am more concerned what it meant to the Jews before Christ.
- It is not allegorical, but typological; there’s more here than just a sexual love poem about Solomon put in the Bible to prove he was a great writer and collector of poetry. The characters and their actions do not, however, match up point by point with the gospel story, so Solomon is not Christ (not even his genetic descendant).
- There are four speakers: Solomon, or the beloved; the Shulamite; the daughters of Jerusalem; her brothers; and perhaps at one point, God as a fifth.