Meaning of SHEBA, QUEEN OF in English


flourished 10th century BC

In Jewish and Islamic traditions, ruler of the Kingdom of Sabaʾ (Sheba) in southwestern Arabia.

In an Old Testament story, she visited King Solomon to test his wisdom. In Islamic tradition she is known as Bilqīs and is converted from worship of the sun to worship of God, marrying either Solomon himself or a Hamdānī tribesman. In Persian folklore she is considered the daughter of a Chinese king and a peri (a type of supernatural being). Ethiopian tradition names her Makeda; her son by Solomon is seen as the founder of the Ethiopian royal dynasty.

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