1. Song of Solomon 1:3 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why is his name like oil poured out?

Song of Solomon 1:3 (ESV)

3 your anointing oils are fragrant; your name is oil poured out; therefore virgins love you.

A person’s name was closely linked with their character. She longs for him, not just for his body, but for his good character. Fragrant oil that has been poured out would fill the room with its fragrance. She longs for him, therefore, as a person. His character and company are as enticing as flowing, fragrant oil.1