HTML: The Story Of The Queen Of Sheba In The Hebrew Bible

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(-- removed HTML --) The story of the Queen of Sheba is recorded in religious texts such as the Hebrew Bible, the Quran, and in the First Book of Kings in the Old testament. The Bible describes that in tenth century BC a Queen of the East, who was queen of the rich trading nation, Sheba decided to seek out King Solomon's wisdom. Having heard stories of Solomon's extensive wisdom and knowledge, she desired to meet him in person and test him with riddles. By traveling on camel to Jerusalem, she brough frankincense, gold, and other precious stones as gifts. In requite, Solomon blessed the queen with 'all her desire', and in conclusion of their meeting, she traveled back to her home country. The story is repeated a second time in the Book of Chronicles, where Christ talks of a queen who came from the south to seek Solomon's wisdom. Other than the two mentions in the Bible, very little historical evidence has survived the course of time. (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) However, Yetsak, who was an Ethiopian monk in 1320 wrote an extension of her story while connecting it to Ethiopia. He wrote a compilation of legends call (-- removed HTML --) Kebra Negast (-- removed HTML --) or 'Glory of the Kings'. (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) In his compendium,…show more content…
When Menelik returned from Jerusalem, he brought back the (-- removed HTML --) Ark of the Covenant (-- removed HTML --) which is believed to have remained in Ethiopia ever since. (-- removed HTML --) (-- removed HTML --) It is strongly suggested that the Queen and Menelik both accepted the Jewish faith, and Menelik went on to found the Christian dynasty in Aksum, Ethiopia. The Ethiopian imperial family firmly believes its origin is directly from the offspring of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. (-- removed HTML

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