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Queen of Sheba

Queen of Sheba Sheba was a land in what is today known as Yemen in south-western Arabia. Rumours about the wisdom of King Solomon had reached Sheba and its queen decided to go to Jerusalem to see if the stories were true. After a journey that was over 1600 kilometers long, the queen of Sheba finally arrived at the head of a splendid caravan, her camels laden with spices, gold and precious stones. She wasted no time in conversing with Solomon, testing his knowledge on a wide variety of matters.

Solomon answered all her questions; nothing was too hard for the king to explain to her. When the queen of Sheba saw all the wisdom of Solomon and the palace he had built, the food on his table, the seating of his officials, the attending servants in their robes, his cupbearers, and the burnt offerings he made at the temple of the LORD , she was overwhelmed. (1 Kings 10:3-5)

The queen gave Solomon all the gifts that she had bought him and, in exchange, he gave her everything that she asked for, before she finally returned to her own land with her servants.

Though there is no record of what her name was in the Bible, tradition holds it to be Balkis, and many stories are told about her.

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Sheba: Yemen

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Queen of Sheba