Who was the Queen of Sheba?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The Queen of Sheba, according to the biblical narrative, was a woman of great wealth, beauty, and power. Sheba, believed to be either in Ethiopia or Yemen by most biblical scholars, was a well-esta...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Faith Cross Pastor/Line Supervisor at a car parts factory
Michael Houdmann has given an excellent answer. I would like to add that even today, in Ethiopa, their highly developed form of Orthodox Christianity is a mix of Judaism and Christianity, based on the concept that they are decendants of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Also, the black Jews of Ethiopia consider themselves to be descendants of this union. Even though this is all considered speculative, I am certain that for their religious traditions to have developed to the degree that it has, history has been recorded enough that there is a basis of truth in there.

Also, the Queen of Sheba would have been a descendant of the Sheba mentioned in Genesis 10:7, a decendant of Ham. They settled in the northern parts of Africa, (Egypt and Ethiopia) while the Sheba mentioned in Genesis 10:28 is a descendant of Shem. It says that they settled the hill contry to the east of Ararat, which would be to the north east area of Turkey. This would coincide with the reference of her being the Queen of the South.

It stands to reason that Candace of Ethiopia, mentioned in Acts, was her descendant.

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