"No explicit mention of queens is made till we read of the "queen" "of Sheba." The wives of the kings of Israel are not so" "designated. In Ps. 45:9, the Hebrew for "queen" is not malkah," "one actually ruling like the Queen of Sheba, but shegal, which" "simply means the king's wife. In 1 Kings 11:19, Pharaoh's wife" "is called "the queen," but the Hebrew word so rendered (g'birah)" "is simply a title of honour, denoting a royal lady, used" "sometimes for "queen-mother" (1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chron. 15:16). In" "Cant. 6:8, 9, the king's wives are styled "queens" (Heb." melakhoth). "In the New Testament we read of the "queen of the south", i.e., "Southern Arabia, Sheba (Matt. 12:42; Luke 11:31) and the "queen" "of the Ethiopians" (Acts 8:27), Candace."

"(Jer. 7:18; 44:17, 25), the moon, worshipped by the Assyrians as" the receptive power in nature.

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