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Sunday, November 27, 2005

2 Chronicles 9

Le Queen de Sheba

Summary:
The Queen of Sheba heard of Solomon's fame, and so came to 'test' him with 'hard' questions. She came with great wealth and spoke with him all that was 'on her mind' ;) She was 'overwhelmed'. She said great things of him, saying that he was 'better' than she ever expected, and she gave him gifts. Solomon gave her everything she desired ;)

Solomon received 666 (!) talents of gold each year, and he made some great shields and a throne and things from the gold. He had great wealth, and everyone came to visit him.

Solomon died, and his son Rehoboam succeeded him.

Key verse:
12. King Solomon gave the queen of Sheba all she desired

My thoughts:
That Queen o' Sheba's a keen ol' minx. She sounds hot. She probably looked something like this. Well probably not, but it's probably closer than this. I'm pretty sure Solomon and the Queen weren't around during the Renaissance.

Anyway, there's a lot of 'mythology' around the Queen of Sheba. Sheba's probably around modern Ethiopia. The Rastafarians believe that the Queen of Sheba had Solomon's child back in Ethiopia, and they are that child's descendants. They are then the lost tribe of Judah - God's people. Black Jews. It's pretty cool. And they smoke weed for that reason. Or something. And this crazy guy claims to be the protector of the ark of the covenant in that church behind him. He seems trustworthy to me.

3 Comments:

Blogger Huggies said...

Pete, you can't call the Queen of Sheba hot. It's just wrong.

5:31 pm

 
Blogger Pete W said...

what can you say? Have you seen her?

6:18 pm

 
Blogger Dave said...

Does that mean Solomon is The Beast?

3:34 pm

 

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