Solomon was perhaps more gifted with literary skill than any other king of Israel for he wrote 3, proverbs and 1, songs. There are those who feel that this lyric poem deals only with the subject of Biblical lovemaking, and a number of books focus on this aspect. He is gone a long time. She had no opportunity to look after herself. The secular world has drowned us with its encouragements toward illicit affairs, easy divorce, the glories of promiscuity and joys of adulterous relationships.