threescore queens

Song of Solomon 6:8

6:8 threescore queens. This entourage of women did not belong to Solomon, for the Shulamite was evidently his first and true love. His seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines (I Kings 11:3) came later. These women must have been either from David’s extensive harem or, more likely, guests that had come for the recent wedding procession. In any case, Solomon regarded his bride as superior to all of them.

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