* she gave.
24 1Ki 9:14 10:10 Ps 72:10,15
* of spices.
1 Ge 43:11 Ex 30:34
This queen is called Balkis by the Arabians, who say she came
from the city of Sheba, also called Mareb, in Yemen or Arabia
Felix; but the Ethiopians call her Maqueda, claim her as their
sovereign, and say that her posterity reigned there for a long
time. Mr. Bruce has given us the history of her and her
descendants from Abyssinian records; and Josephus says that
Sheba was the ancient name of the city of Mero(892c) (south of
Egypt, and sometimes comprehended in Ethiopia,) and that this
princess came from thence. Those who think the princess came
from Arabia, rely chiefly on the fact that gold, silver,
spices, and precious stones, which were the presents she made
to Solomon, are the natural products of that country; and that
it may well be placed at the uttermost part of the earth, as
it borders on the southern ocean, and formerly they knew no
land beyond it.