Queen: 1. No explicit mention of queens is made till we read of the "queen of
Sheba." The wives of the kings of Israel are not so designated. In
(Psalms 45:9) the Hebrew for "queen" is not malkah, one actually
ruling like the Queen of Sheba, but shegal, which simply means
the king's wife.
(1 Kings 11:19) Pharaoh's wife is called "the queen," but the
Hebrew word so rendered (g'birah) is simply a title of honour,
denoting a royal lady, used sometimes for "queen-mother"
(1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chronicles 15:16)
(The Song of Solomon 6:8,9) the king's wives are styled "queens"
4. In the New Testament we read of the "queen of the south", i.e.,
Southern Arabia, Sheba
(Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31) and the "queen of the
(Acts 8:27) Candace.