This week, somebody told me they did not believe the story of Genesis because apples came from Asia and not Africa and I pointed out the bible never said it was an apple tree and that the apple tree might be a symbol for reproductive fertility or access to spiritual affinities and knowledge and not necessarily a physical tree.
I think one reason Christians are sometimes corrupt is that they take things too literally. I believe many historical Christian sources viewed the songs of Solomon as metaphors and symbols and not as glamorized discussions of physical beauty since that would contradict the endorsement of character over vanity which is plated throughout the entire bible.
As an example, the hair might represent cooperation, the breasts might represent provisions, the eyes might represent dreams, the cheeks might represent joy, the pomegranates might represent attention, the wine might represent dreams, the kiss, a symbol for embrace, the mouth a symbol for praise.
When proverbs talks about using wealth to get respect, I believe they refer to emotional and spiritual and moral wealth, not a limo or a mansion, since Jesus said money increases temptation and exposure to unrighteous thoughts.