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The Queen of Sheba A lot of things are not certain about the Queen of Sheba Especially her name the time of her reign and the story of her and King Solomon Through my research I learned that the Queen of Sheba could have reigned anytime from 950- 970 bc She is believed to have reigned over Sheba Saba in Southwest Arabia and Ethiopia As you may know the Queen of Sheba is known under more than one name She is known as the Queen of the South to the Moslems to Solomon- she was the Queen of Sheba or Saba To the ancient Greeks- the Black Minerva and the Ethiopian Diana Other names Nikhaule and Makeda Now the story of her and King Solomon varies One story an unknown source says in S Arabia Sabaran- 950 bc The Queens path to Jerusalem is unknown She may have traveled by land up the eastern coast of the Red Sea or crossed the sea and through Ethiopia and Egypt May be she sailed the greater distance on the Red Sea She traveled with a large caravan she brought a fortune in gifts for Solomon- 120 talents of gold 400000000 precious gems and many exotic and rare spices There is a slight chance that Sheba letting her curiosity in Solomon form a bond of friendship between the two kingdoms in order to protect her country from attack Analyzing his wisdom and watching the wealth of his court that she soon gained an insight to her own weakness Approximate her departure Solomon gave her some of his finances Another story in which the source was given Kebra Nagast Book of the Glory of Kings This says 970 bc the queen came to Solomon and seeing she was very attractive seduced her On her way home she delivered Solomons son who she named Menelik When Menelik got old enough Makeda to his fathers kingdom to be
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