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Friday, February 17, 2023

SERMONS #39 – The Song of Solomon & Makeda (2/17/23)

29:30 – The love story of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba is memorialized not only in the movies and the Kebra Nagast, but in the book of the Bible variously known as the Song of Solomon, the Song of Songs, or the Canticle of Canticles. It resulted in a male love child being born during Queen Makeda’s return journey to Sheba (Ethiopia). When this man-child attained his majority, he resolved to make his own pilgrimage to Jerusalem to visit his father, a trip that culminated in a plot to steal the Ark of the Covenant from the Temple of Solomon.

Show art: Movie poster from the silent version of The Queen of Sheba (1921) with Fritz Leiber as King Solomon and Betty Blythe as the titular queen, 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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posted by Dave at 2:38 pm filed in Dave,Feb23  

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