555 Difficult Bible Questions Answered

100. Whence Came the Queen of Sheba?




It is supposed by well-informed authorities that she came from Yemen, in Arabia Felix. In Matthew 12-42 she is referred to as the "Queen of the South," who came from "the uttermost parts of the earth," a term applied by the ancients to southern Arabia. Not improbably she was a lineal descendant of Abraham by Keturah, whose grandson, Sheba, peopled that part of the then known world. The Arabic account of this queen gives her the name of Bilkis or Yelkamah, a monarch of the Himyerites; but their account is probably more legendary than accurate as to detail.