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Who are Queen Sheba and King Solomon?What are the possessions they had? 

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nip10 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 18, 2013 at 12:34 PM via web

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Who are Queen Sheba and King Solomon?What are the possessions they had? 

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted November 20, 2013 at 6:16 AM (Answer #1)

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Queen of Sheba came from the kingdom of Sheba which is attributed to the modern Yemen. King Solomon is the Son of David and was the third King of Israel before it was divided into two nations. Solomon and the Queen of Sheba had a remarkable meeting that was recorded in the Hebrew bible.

During the reign of King Solomon, the Israel is at its golden years. His wealth in those times surpassed all the reigning kingdoms around the world (1st Kings, Hebrew Bible). His house is structured with gold and even his drinking vessels are made up of pure gold. It has been noted in the books of Kings and Chronicles that even the stones are made up of gold and silver. His wealth came from different sources. These include his inheritance from his Father David, Heavy taxes paid by the people of Israel, money coming from tributes of other nations, business partnerships with other countries, and gifts. 

The Queen of Sheba was also described in the Hebrew bible to be very wealthy. However it was not stated how rich she was. Quoting from the bible, "1 Kings 10:2 Arriving at Jerusalem with a very great caravan—with camels carrying spices, large quantities of gold, and precious stones—she came to Solomon and talked with him about all that she had on her mind." She gave half tons of gold to Solomon (verse 10). From that we can see that the Queen is so rich that giving that certain amount is not a burden to her. 

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Chantelm | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Salutatorian

Posted January 29, 2014 at 1:22 AM (Answer #2)

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Bathsheba, also known as Queen Sheba was the Queen during David's time. David was a Shepard that God then works through and later becomes king. David  commits adultery with Bathsheba and has many consequences because of it. He takes Bathsheba from her husband Uriah gets her pregnant and then sends Uriah to stand in the front line during the fight which leads to his death. His family is cursed and there is chaos among his sons. Bathsheba and David have 4 kids but one son ends up killing the other one, another rapes his sister and it goes on.  

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