With nowhere left to go, Sheba, thinking the boy confessed the affair to his mother, turns to Barbara, and stays at her home.
The two immediately strike up a friendship, with the old spinster writing in her diary that Sheba “may be the one.”
A scandal erupts, and Sheba is fired from her job and her husband (Bill Nighy) kicks her out of the house.
The baffled Sheba had one more reason to be astonished at the wisdom of Solomon.
The blessings, too, received by the Queen of Sheba were of no ordinary kind.
We must now leave the Queen of Sheba, and speak of scenes which, being nearer, are for that reason more worthy of our attention.
There is yet more for us than it was possible to give to the Queen of Sheba.
Sister Jane's a regular trump; Penelope and queen of Sheba rolled into one.
Galusha, of course, would have rigged me up like the Queen of Sheba, if he had had his way.
Queen Sheba, moreover, brought precious stones among her presents to the Wise King.
an oath, seven. (1.) Heb. shebha, the son of Raamah (Gen. 10:7), whose descendants settled with those of Dedan on the Persian Gulf. (2.) Heb. id. A son of Joktan (Gen. 10:28), probably the founder of the Sabeans. (3.) Heb. id. A son of Jokshan, who was a son of Abraham by Keturah (Gen. 25:3). (4.) Heb. id. A kingdom in Arabia Felix. Sheba, in fact, was Saba in Southern Arabia, the Sabaeans of classical geography, who carried on the trade in spices with the other peoples of the ancient world. They were Semites, speaking one of the two main dialects of Himyaritic or South Arabic. Sheba had become a monarchy before the days of Solomon. Its queen brought him gold, spices, and precious stones (1 Kings 10:1-13). She is called by our Lord the "queen of the south" (Matt. 12:42). (5.) Heb. shebha', "seven" or "an oak." A town of Simeon (Josh. 19:2). (6.) Heb. id. A "son of Bichri," of the family of Becher, the son of Benjamin, and thus of the stem from which Saul was descended (2 Sam. 20:1-22). When David was returning to Jerusalem after the defeat of Absalom, a strife arose between the ten tribes and the tribe of Judah, because the latter took the lead in bringing back the king. Sheba took advantage of this state of things, and raised the standard of revolt, proclaiming, "We have no part in David." With his followers he proceeded northward. David seeing it necessary to check this revolt, ordered Abishai to take the gibborim, "mighty men," and the body-guard and such troops as he could gather, and pursue Sheba. Joab joined the expedition, and having treacherously put Amasa to death, assumed the command of the army. Sheba took refuge in Abel-Bethmaachah, a fortified town some miles north of Lake Merom. While Joab was engaged in laying siege to this city, Sheba's head was, at the instigation of a "wise woman" who had held a parley with him from the city walls, thrown over the wall to the besiegers, and thus the revolt came to an end.