So Called Experts — Scholars who write books and articles
This is a term that a local sports writer uses for himself when he picks the weekly pro football games each week. He will choose a person to give their picks and then he compares to see who is more accurate. He usually comes out ahead, but sometimes the guest wins. One time a lady picked teams based on which team had the better team colors. The teams she picked won more than the picks of the So Called Expert.
Here I am referring to anyone, including me, who comments on what is written in the Song of Solomon. They often write complete books called Commentaries about books in the Bible.
If I do my Observations first, and then read the comments in several commentaries, it is amazing how easy it is to see when one of the experts has information that really applies, and which of them is off track in a particular verse or section.
My goal is this: Make use of the information, the word studies, even the opinions that they offer, but don’t be intimidated into thinking that just because they have Diplomas and are published in a book that they have all the right conclusions about what Song of Solomon means. They can miss on their Conclusions and their Application.