Sola Rey

Sheba and Solomon

 The queen of Sheba has been called a variety of names by different peoples in different times. To King Solomon of Israel she was the Queen of Sheba. In Islamic tradition she was called Bilqis or Balqis by the Arabs, who say she came from the city of Sheba, also called Mareb, in Yemen or Arabia Felix. The Roman historian Josephus calls her Nicaule. The Ethiopian people claim her as Makeda or Maqueda. She is thought to have been born some time in the 10th century BC. Her lineage was part of the Ethiopian dynasty established in 1370 BCE by Za Besi Angabo, which lasted 350 years; Makeda’s grandfather and father were the last two rulers of this dynasty. Makeda’s mother was known as Queen Ismenie. In 1005 BCE, Makeda’s father appointed her as his successor from his deathbed

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