1. Song of Solomon 3:4 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

Why does the young woman take her lover to her mother’s bedroom?

Song of Solomon 3:4 (ESV)

4 Scarcely had I passed them when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother’s house, and into the chamber of her who conceived me.

Her mother’s bedroom represents a place of sexual intimacy. It is the place where she was conceived. Despite all her anxieties, her longing is to consummate her relationship with her lover.

In her dream-like poem a frightening separation has been overcome, and the lovers lie together under parental protection and blessing.1