New Defender's Study Bible Notes
6:1 seek him with thee. When those who love the Lord testify concerning His person and work, those who listen will often decide to receive Him, too.
6:3 my beloved is mine. The bride quickly found her husband, and testifies concerning their union in Song of Solomon 6:2,3. Then Solomon again speaks about her own beauties, in Song of Solomon 6:4–7:9.
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.
6:13 Shulamite. Solomon’s bride is called the Shulamite, evidently referring to her home country. However, there is no other mention of Shulam in the Bible or the known extra-Biblical literature. It may be that the name, which is very similar to “Solomon” in the Hebrew, was simply a term of possessive endearment given her by Solomon.
6:13 company of two armies. The phrase “the company of two armies” is said to mean, literally, “the dance of Mahanaim,” where Mahanaim was the name of the place where Jacob met the angels (Genesis 32:2). This dance seems to have been a very intimate dance enjoyed alone by a man and his wife, and Solomon was rebuking the daughters of Jerusalem for wanting to observe it.