This is a daring and unorthodox re-evaluation of the Song of Solomon which focuses on the symbolic and historical context of the lyrics, verse by verse. While traditional interpretations tend to focus on the suggestion that the Song is symbolic of a sacred marriage between Israel and Yahweh, here, attention is given to the apparent evidence for skulduggery via sorcery and feminine wiles. King Solomon was renowned for having a large harem, including foreigners who raised concerns for the court, as the king was all too keen to bend the rules and turn a blind eye to their worship of idols. In the Song is a disturbing tale of one such foreign woman, whose ambition for herself and her child puts the King in mortal danger...and the land of Israel in potential jeopardy. A flight of fancy? Consider the documented fate of Ramses III of Egypt, some 200 years before Solomon – a disgruntled and ambitious wife in the Egyptian harem conspired to murder Ramses...using wax figures and magical spells to immobilise his bodyguards! Belief in sorcery was nonetheless potent at the time the Song was written.