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Saturday, February 11, 2023

SERMONS #38 – The Kebra Nagast (2/11/23)

30:14 – The Ethiopian sacred text known as the Kebra Nagast tells the full story of the visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon, including what happened to the Ark of the Covenant. It is a decidedly non-canonical and somewhat steamy story, and the action will get even hotter in the next episode when we investigate the Song of Solomon, also known as the Song of Songs, arguably the sexiest book of the Bible. Dav(e) in Kentucky conducts the proceedings, but not the accordions.

Show art: The Visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon (1890) by Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919), Public Domain.

Theme music: “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” from Act III of Solomon (1748) by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Public Domain, performed by the Accordion Ensemble ARTE in 2017, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0.

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