The Queen of Sheba: Solomon’s Ethiopian Mistress

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Perhaps the most famous love affair of all time is that of Solomon and The Queen of Sheba. So who was The Queen of Sheba and why is she important? Let’s start from the beginning.

“And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan.” – Genesis 10:7

yemen-mapTo break it down, Sheba was the grandson of Cush and the great grandson of Ham. When the descendants of Ham began to settle Africa, Seba (son of Cush) settled the portion of Africa now known as Ethiopia.

When Sheba settled, he settled in what is currently Yemen, but at the time was part of the Eastern territory controlled by Ethiopia. Sheba was essentially a city within the Ethiopian state.

Who Was The Queen of Sheba?

Her name is not given in scripture, but what we know is that she had heard the fame of Solomon, and wanted to test his wisdom with “hard questions”.

“And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions.” – 1 Kings 10:1

She arrives with a massive caravan full of gifts for Solomon, even though he is already rich beyond belief. After she is satisfied with his answers, The Queen of Sheba gives Solomon unmatched riches from here kingdom.

“And she gave the king an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones: there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to king Solomon.” – 1 King 10:10

 Solomon’s Secret Son

While it doesn’t appear in the Bible, there is a huge part of Ethiopian culture that does believe Solomon had a son with the Queen of Sheba, by the name of Menelik.

The story explains why Judaism and Christianity are deeply rooted in Ethiopian culture. According to part of the legend, after Menelik came to meet Solomon, he was sent home along with 1,000 people from each tribe (12,000 Hebrews), and The Ark of The Covenant. After returning home, Menelik became the 1st leader of the Solomonic Dynasty.


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2 thoughts on “The Queen of Sheba: Solomon’s Ethiopian Mistress

  • January 2, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    This is utterly nonsense. Africa is black people not caucasion. Get over it.

    • January 5, 2017 at 10:44 am

      LOL. You clearly didn’t read, so I’m going to leave your ignorant comment here for everyone to see. Had you bothered to read you’d know that this entire site is about black people in the Bible.

      So when you say it’s nonsense, you contradict yourself because it clearly says these were black people.

      You are an example of someone lacking knowledge, but overflowing in ignorance. Next time try reading before leaving a ridiculous and irrelevant comment. I’m black and I know Africans are black, which is why the article says Africa is black and not Caucasian.

      Did the pictures of black people go over your head?


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