Queen of Sheba

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Queen of Sheba

sultry Biblical queen who visits Solomon. [O.T.: I Kings 10]
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According to Josephus, the nameless Queen of Sheba in First Kings was actually called Nikaule. She ruled "Egypt and Ethiopia" and brought balsam shrubs to Jerusalem, thereby introducing Dead Sea perfumes to the Land of Israel.