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Queen of Sheba
(10th century BCE)

Biblical figure; the tale of her visit to King Solomon has undergone extensive Jewish, Arabian, and Ethiopian elaborations, and has become the subject of one of the most widespread and fertile cycles of legends in the Orient.

Various names ascribed to her in various traditions include: Balkis or Bilkis (Muslim); Makada or Makueda (Ethiopic); Nakuti (Luhya people, Kenya); Nicaula (Josephus and others) Oloye Bilikisu Sungbo (Yoruba clan, Nigeria); Yesaba (Coptic).

Queen of Sheba


  • The Yemenite manuscript Midrash ha-Hefez consists of nineteen riddles which are attributed by its compiler to the Queen of Sheba.

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