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Thursday, July 14 2011
The Queen Of Sheba Prophecies
The Hebrew word pronounced sheh-baw means either an oath, or seven, depending on the circumstances, although they sometimes meant the same in usage i.e. to make an oath or agreement was to "seven" it. Sheba (sometimes rendered as "Seba") was also used as a personal name for a number of people (no pun intended), including an ancestor of Abraham (and therefore also of Jesus Christ i.e. "1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham" Matthew 1:1 KJV).
"1:19 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of the one was Peleg; because in his days the earth was divided: and his brother's name was Joktan. 1:20 And Joktan begat Almodad, and Sheleph, and Hazarmaveth, and Jerah, 1:21 Hadoram also, and Uzal, and Diklah, 1:22 And Ebal, and Abimael, and Sheba, 1:23 And Ophir, and Havilah, and Jobab. All these were the sons of Joktan. 1:24 Shem, Arphaxad, Shelah, 1:25 Eber, Peleg, Reu, 1:26 Serug, Nahor, Terah, 1:27 Abram; the same is Abraham [see also 'Raghead' Racism]." (Genesis 10:7 KJV)
The name Sheba was also used in compound form, for people and places. The well-known town of Beersheba (which means well of an oath) was founded when Abraham dug a well there. King Solomon's mother, a wife of King David, was Bathsheba (which means daughter of an oath).
"21:29 And Abimelech said unto Abraham [see also What Made Abraham Righteous?], What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? 21:30 And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. 21:31 Wherefore he called that place Beersheba; because there they sware both of them. 21:32 Thus they made a covenant at Beersheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines." (Genesis 21:29-32 KJV)
"The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment ... for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here"
Sheba was also used as geographic term for a kingdom in Arabia (which in ancient times included the Sinai and parts of Africa - see Why Did Paul Say That Sinai Was In Arabia?). It was from there that the Queen of Sheba made her famous visit to King Solomon (whose mother, Bath-Sheba was likely still living at the time).
"10:1 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD [i.e. Jesus Christ; see 'Before Abraham Was, I AM'], she came to prove him with hard questions. 10:2 And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train [see also Camel Trains], with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart. 10:3 And Solomon told her all her questions: there was not any thing hid from the king, which he told her not. 10:4 And when the queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, 10:5 And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cupbearers, and his ascent by which he went up unto the house of the LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
As plainly evident in his Psalms, King David was also a prophet. David prophesied in his "Psalm for Solomon" that "to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba," as fulfilled by the Queen of Sheba's visit. It was however a dual prophecy. As he did in other Psalms (see The Messianic Psalms), David spoke of the Messiah to Whom one day all will come to Worship.
"72:1 A Psalm for Solomon.
The Messiah Himself also prophesied about the Queen of Sheba - who came not only to visit a human king of Israel, but as a matter of her recognition of the LORD of Israel i.e. "the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD" (1 Kings 10:1 KJV, as quoted above).
"12:38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
Fact Finder: When and where will be the Judgment that Christ described in the verses quoted above?
This Day In History, July 14
1223: Louis VIII became King of France after the death of his father, Philip II.
1430: Joan of Arc, after being taken prisoner by the Burgundians in May, was handed over to Pierre Cauchon, the bishop of Beauvais.
1769: A Spanish expedition led by Gaspar de Portola established a base in California (named by the Spanish after Califia, a mythical paradise in Spanish literature).
1789: The Bastille, a fortress in Paris used to hold political prisoners, was stormed by a mob, marking the beginning of the French Revolution.
1798: After the rebellion of the New England colonies, the Sedition Act was passed by the new government of the U.S. The law made it unlawful to start a revolution against the revolution.
1865: British climber Edward Whymper led the first team of climbers to reach the summit of the Matterhorn in the Alps at a height of 14,690 feet.
1867: Explosives manufacturer Alfred Nobel first demonstrated his invention, dynamite, at Merstham Quarry in Redhill, Surrey.
1918: The French troop-carrying liner Djemnah was sunk by a German submarine in the Mediterranean; 442 were lost.
1933: In Germany, the Nazi Party under Adolf Hitler banned all opposition parties (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion).
1950: The Battle of Taejon during the Korean War.
1958: King Faisal of Iraq was assassinated in a coup by army officers, including one named Saddam Hussein, who established Iraq as a republic. The independent Iraqi republic lasted until 2003 when George W. Bush obliterated the country, eventually killing upward of 200,000 civilians and maiming 500,000 more (a conservative estimate; some official independent sources say the numbers are much higher) with his bombing and invasion, as well as widespread abuse and torture of prisoners and the general population, as proven by thousands of leaked photographs and videos.
1965: Mariner 4 arrived at Mars and became the first spacecraft to produce near photographs of another planet.
2000: The "Bastille Day Event" - a massive solar flare caused a geomagnetic storm on Earth.