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  •  On Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (2+ / 0-)
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    There are in fact black African Jews; they're called Falashas.  But that bit about Solomon and the Queen of Sheba sets off my BS detector.  Some Ethiopian emperor pulled it out of his backside, and it looks like a lot of national mythmaking to justify the emperors' rule.

    Quidquid id est, timeo Republicanos et securitatem ferentes.

    by Sura 109 on Sun Dec 15, 2013 at 06:03:34 AM PST

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    •  Sheba was not necessarily Ethiopia (5+ / 0-)
      Modern archaeological studies support the view that the biblical kingdom of Sheba was the ancient Semitic civilization of Saba in Southern Arabia,[1][2][3][4][5] in Yemen, between 1200 BC until 275 AD with its capital Marib.[6][7] The Kingdom fell after a long but sporadic civil war between several Yemenite dynasties claiming kingship,[8][9] resulting in the rise of the late Himyarite Kingdom.
      In the Qur'an, Sheba is mentioned by name at 27:22 in a section that speaks of the visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon Qur'an 27:20-44.[23] Also in the Qur'an, the people of Sheba are called the people of Tubba' (أهل تبّع) because Tubba' was used as the title for Sheba's kings.[24] The Qur'an mentions this ancient community along with other communities that were destroyed by God.[25] Muslim scholars, including Ibn Kathir, related that the People of Tubba' were Arabs from South Arabia.[26]
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      Gondwana has always been at war with Laurasia.

      by AaronInSanDiego on Sun Dec 15, 2013 at 08:11:16 AM PST

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