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Shulamite / Shulammite

This beautiful young woman (the Shulamite) is a unnamed love of Solomon described in the Song of Solomon. Some believe that this term is the equivalent of “Shunammite,” meaning from “Shunem.” (If not, the meaning is unknown.) The word “Shulamite” appears in only one Bible verse, Song of Songs 6:13.

King David was served in his elderly years by a young woman named Abishag (1 Kings 1:1-4, 15) who was a Shunammite (a woman from the city of Shunem). King Solomon's first wife was a Shulamite. Therefore, it is possible that beautiful Abishag who served David, later became the wife of King Solomon.

Author: Paul S. Taylor.