Monday, November 21, 2016

Reflection - King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Song Of Songs)

PHOTO: The Songs of Solomon were written by Solomon. Solomon had so many women for political reasons but he could only love one. She might not be the most attractive but to Solomon's eyes she was the most desirable of all, perhaps reflecting on her inner beauty rather than her outer beauty. This was the best moment of his life, the best enjoyment that she was the only love of his life. [2]
This was also a picture of why a godly monogamy is God's plan. Solomon had 1,000 women but in truth, he did not enjoyed having them as they all robbed him of the privilege of enjoying true love. Most of them might have only agreed to join his harem for power. Sad to say, Solomon went astray for some time with his 999 other women before he ultimately came to repentance of his backsliding as shown in Ecclesiastes. He discovered that everything was meaningless, except for the fear and obedience of the Lord, and that was the begining of wisdom. [2]
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The Bible gives only a brief, unelaborated description of the royal encounter between King Solomon and the unnamed Queen of Sheba, who, being intrigued by the stories of Solomon's wisdom and wealth, embarked on the 1,400 mile journey from Sheba to Jerusalem to meet him. She had to cross the desert sands of Arabia, and travel along the coast of the Red Sea, up into Moab, and over the Jordan River to Jerusalem. Such a journey required at least six months time round trip each way, since camels could rarely travel more than 20 miles per day.



King Solomon and the unnamed Queen of Sheba
King Solomon and the unnamed Queen of Sheba

PHOTO: King Solomon and the unnamed Queen of Sheba
The love between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba is interpreted from the book of Song of Songs, written by King Solomon.
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In the biblical accounts of this royal meeting, both in the book of Kings 1 and in the book of Chronicles 2, there is no hint of any romantic or sexual aspect to the encounter, which is depicted as a monarchial (king and Queen) meeting on affairs of state. The only reference, which has sometimes been interpreted as referring to love between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, is found in the book of Song of Songs, whose authorship is attributed to Solomon.



The book of Song of Songs is the only reference referring to the romantic love between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
The book of Song of Songs is the only reference referring to the romantic love between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.


PHOTO: The book of Song of Songs is the only reference referring to the romantic love between Solomon and the Queen of Sheba.
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Song of Songs 7:1-9
1
How beautiful your sandaled feet,
O prince’s daughter!
Your graceful legs are like jewels,
the work of an artist’s hands.

2
Your navel is a rounded goblet
that never lacks blended wine.
Your waist is a mound of wheat
encircled by lilies.

3
Your breasts are like two fawns,
like twin fawns of a gazelle.

4
Your neck is like an ivory tower.
Your eyes are the pools of Heshbon
by the gate of Bath Rabbim.
Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon
ooking toward Damascus.

5
Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel.
Your hair is like royal tapestry;
the king is held captive by its tresses.

6
How beautiful you are and how pleasing,
my love, with your delights!

7
Your stature is like that of the palm,
and your breasts like clusters of fruit.

8
I said, “I will climb the palm tree;
I will take hold of its fruit.”
May your breasts be like clusters of grapes on the vine,
the fragrance of your breath like apples,

9
and your mouth like the best wine.



King Solomon describes her beloved as very beautiful with special emphasis on her body, especially her breasts, navel, waist and the head, her hair, eyes, nose and neck.
PHOTO: King Solomon describes her beloved as very beautiful with special emphasis on her body, especially her breasts, navel, waist and the head, her hair, eyes, nose and neck.
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King Solomon also mention the graceful legs and beautiful feet which are like the work of an artist’s hands.
PHOTO: King Solomon also mention the graceful legs and beautiful feet which are like the work of an artist’s hands. (Song of Songs 7:1)
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 King Solomon being lovesick become mesmerised by her beloved. He is into climbing the palm tree; and take hold of its fruit.
PHOTO: King Solomon being lovesick become mesmerised by her beloved. He is into climbing the palm tree; and take hold of its fruit. Eventually to taste the fruit. Her mouth to him is like the best wine. (Song of Songs 7:7-9)
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Although the story is not detailed, it has over the ages inspired many legends and stories both in the Jewish and the Islamic traditions. In Islamic literature the queen is known as Bilqis and it is told that she converted from the worship of the sun to the worship of God and thereafter either married Solomon himself or a Hamdani tribesman. In Persian folklore, she is considered the daughter of a Chinese king and a peri - a type of supernatural being. The story of the Queen of Sheba acquired special importance and impact in the Ethiopian tradition and history. There she is referred to as Makeda and it is believed that she bore Solomon a son, who was the founder of the Ethiopian royal dynasty of emperors.



Although the Bible gives only a brief, unelaborated description, over the years many legends and stories are created.
PHOTO: Although the Bible gives only a brief, unelaborated description, over the years many legends and stories are created. The Queen of Sheba not only is well-versed in economics but also become a type of supernatural being. She is believed to have bore Solomon a son, who later is the founder of the Ethiopian royal dynasty of emperors.
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Sheba is identified with Saba, a nation once spanning along the Red Sea, on the coasts of what today are Eritrea, Ethiopia and Yemen. Some modern Arab academics place the queen not in Yemen, as did older Islamic sources, but rather as a ruler of a trading colony in Northwest Arabia.



Some commentators describe the Queen of Sheba as ruler of a trading colony in Northwest Arabia.
PHOTO: Some commentators describe the Queen of Sheba as ruler of a trading colony in Northwest Arabia. She acquired special importance and impact in the Ethiopian tradition and history.
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Dear Lord, We pray that we only love one woman. She might not be the most attractive, but to our eyes she is the most desirable of all, because of her inner beauty rather than her outer beauty. Please help us to have the best moment of our life, the best enjoyment that the woman we love is the only love of our life. We pray in our love for that woman, we do not go astray and worship other man-made God but to know that everything is meaningless except for the fear and obedience of the Lord. Amen!
PHOTO: "Dear Lord, We pray that we only love one woman. She might not be the most attractive, but to our eyes she is the most desirable of all, because of her inner beauty rather than her outer beauty. Please help us to have the best moment of our life, the best enjoyment that the woman we love is the only love of our life. We pray in our love for that woman, we do not go astray and worship other man-made God but to know that everything is meaningless except for the fear and obedience of the Lord. Amen!"
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Reflection - King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Song Of Songs)
From King Solomon Legend



Reference

[1] King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, from King Solomon Legend, http://www.kingsolomonlegend.com/king-solomon-queen-of-sheba.html

[2] Lessons and Meditations From the Song of Solomon, posted by Franklin on Monday, 14 September 2015, http://fundamentalbaptistchristian.blogspot.sg/2015/09/lessons-from-song-of-solomon.html

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2 Chronicles 1-12 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Chronicles+1-12&version=NIV

1 Kings 1-7 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Kings+1-7&version=NIV

Song of Songs 7:1 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Song+of+songs+7%3A1&version=NIV

Song of Songs 1-8 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Song+of+Songs+1-8&version=NIV

Song of Songs 7:1-9 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Song+of+Songs+7%3A1-9&version=NIV

Song of Songs 7:7-9 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Song+of+songs+7%3A7-9&version=NIV

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