The Queen of Sheba

It is interesting for me to reblog this post from January 2017!


Picture by
Edward Poynter, 1890, in the Art Gallery of NSW.

queen-of-sheba-visits-king-solomon Queen of Sheba visits King Solomon

Below I copied an interesting article about the Queen of Sheba:

(I only copied the first part)

The Queen Of Sheba
By Michael Wood
Last updated 2011-02-17
Graphic showing ancient caravan trade routes
Michael Wood explores the historical background to the legend of the Queen of Sheba, and discusses the role she plays in the cultural traditions of the Red Sea region.
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Layers of the legend
Jewish legend
Unpicking the clues
Islamic tradition
Ethiopian tradition
An enigma
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Layers of the legend

The Queen of Sheba – an exotic and mysterious woman of power – is immortalised in the world’s great religious works, among them the Hebrew Bible and the Muslim Koran. She also appears in Turkish and Persian painting, in Kabbalistic treatises…

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