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King Menelik I, The Solomonic Dynasty, and The Ark of The Covenant

King Menelik I, The Solomonic Dynasty, and The Ark of The Covenant

The story of King Menelik I and Ethiopia's Solomonic Dynasty begins in the Bible with the Queen of Sheba coming to visit King Solomon. The Bible itself doesn't come right out and say it, but there are several verses that make it clear that the Queen of Sheba was beyond impressed with Solomon's wisdom and his wealth. Solomon was a famous king.Solomon was wise beyond the queen's expectation.Solomon was rich beyond the stories the queen had heard.Solomon already had 1,000 other women that we know of. There is no reason to believe that the above would result in anything other…
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The Queen of Sheba: King Solomon’s Ethiopian Mistress

The Queen of Sheba: King Solomon’s Ethiopian Mistress

[table id=6 /] [table id=1 /] The Queen of Sheba is one of the people that stands out in scripture, even though there isn't a lot that is said about her. According to the Bible, she made a special trip from Ethiopia to Israel just to meet Solomon, based only on hearing rumors of his wisdom. To understand the significance of this meeting, we must understand how political ties were made in the ancient world. In order to form alliances, royalty would often marry each other or have their children marry each other. We'll come back to this meeting further…
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