- Queen of, the queen who visited Solomon to test his wisdom. I Kings 10:1–13.
- Biblical name of Saba(def 2).
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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.
With nowhere left to go, Sheba, thinking the boy confessed the affair to his mother, turns to Barbara, and stays at her home.
Galusha, of course, would have rigged me up like the Queen of Sheba, if he had had his way.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
That day Balthasar supped with the Queen of Sheba and drank the wine of the palm-tree.
When the tidings reached the country of Sheba, Balkis was as indignant as if she had been betrayed.
It was the expression with which Solomon might have received the advances of the Queen of Sheba.Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green
Jerome K. Jerome
Pooh; sure Solomon, queen o' Sheba, said there was time enough for all things.Stories of Comedy
- Also called: Saba the ancient kingdom of the Sabeans: a rich trading nation dealing in gold, spices, and precious stones (I Kings 10)
- the region inhabited by this nation, located in the SW corner of the Arabian peninsula: modern Yemen
- Queen of Sheba Old Testament a queen of the Sabeans, who visited Solomon (I Kings 10:1–13)
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