New Defender's Study Bible Notes
3:1 on my bed. The experience described in Song of Solomon 3:1-5 is evidently a dream, perhaps brought on by her concern over the “little foxes” which might eventually separate them (“Bether” in 2:17 means “separation”).
3:6 myrrh and frankincense. The mention of the groom’s beautiful wedding garments, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, naturally reminds one both of the gifts of the Magi to the infant Jesus (Matthew 2:11) and of the prophesied coming of the heavenly Bridegroom, not out of the wilderness, but “out of the ivory palaces” (Psalm 45:8), and even of His surprising coming at midnight in Christ’s parable (Matthew 25:5-10).
3:11 his mother. Solomon’s mother was Bathsheba, and the crown she prepared was a wedding crown. The procession described in Song of Solomon 3:6-11 is apparently a formal wedding ceremony for official state recognition of the marriage consummated some time before.