Letter Q - Bible Females
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THE LETTER Q - bible females

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QUEEN / QUEEN: (Hebrew= ) (Greek= )

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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 Ps. 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.

 

In 1 Kings 11:19, Pharaoh's wife is called “the queen,” but the Hebrew word so rendered (g'birah is simply a title of honor, denoting a royal lady, used sometimes for “queen-mother” (1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chron. 15:16). In Song of Songs 6:8, 9, the king's wives are styled “queens” (Hebrew: melakhoth).

 

In the New Testament we read of the “queen of the south”, i.e., Southern Arabia, Sheba (Matt. 12:42; Luke 11:31) and the “queen of the Ethiopians” (Acts 8:27), Candace.Bible:

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Queens in the Bible:

1) Queen of Sheba

2) Candace

3) Abihail

4) Azubah

5) Bathshua

6) Esther

7) Jecoliah

8) Jehoaddan

9) Jehoahaz

10) Jezebel

11) Michaiah

12) Nehushta

13: Vashti 

14) Zibiah

15) Whore of Babylon "I sit a Queen"

16) Queen of Heaven (idol) (Jer. 7:18; 44:17 + 25)

17) Queen of the South.

18) Queen Hamuta

19) Queen Esther

 

1) QUEEN OF SHEBA:   (Etymology:)

Jesus mentioned her as "The Queen of the South".

"The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here." Luke 11:31. & Matthew 12:42. 

In the Bible we are introduced to an unnamed queen from the land of Sheba who travels to Jerusalem to meet King Solomon (see 1 Kings 10; 2 Chronicles 9). Accompanied by many attendants and camels, the Queen of Sheba brings a large quantity of spices, gold and precious stones with her. She is drawn to Jerusalem because of Solomon’s fame, and she tests the king with hard questions. Solomon is able to answer them all.

Impressed by Solomon’s wisdom—and by the riches of his kingdom—she proclaims, “Your wisdom and prosperity far surpass the report that I had heard” (1 Kings 10:7). The Queen of Sheba gives King Solomon 120 talents of gold, precious stones and the largest quantity of spices ever brought to Jerusalem (1 Kings 10:10). In return King Solomon gives the Queen of Sheba gifts and “every desire that she expressed” (1 Kings 10:13). After receiving these gifts, the queen returns to the land of Sheba with her retinue.

 

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2) QUEEN CANDACE:

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This is the queen of the Ethiopians whose “eunuch” or chamberlain was converted to Christianity by through a divinely ordained meeting with Philip the evangelist (Acts 8:27).

The country which she ruled was called by the Greeks Meroe, in Upper Nubia. It was long the center of commercial trade between Africa and the south of Asia, and thus became famous for its wealth (Isaiah 45:14).

It is somewhat singular that female sovereignty seems to have prevailed in Ethiopia, the name Candace (compare “Pharaoh,” “Ptolemy,” “Caesar”) being a title common to several successive queens.

It is probable that Judaism had taken root in Ethiopia at this time, and hence the visit of the queen’s treasurer to Jerusalem to keep the feast. There is a tradition that Candace was herself converted to Christianity by her treasurer on his return, and that he became the apostle of Christianity in that whole region, carrying it also into Abyssinia. It is said that he also preached the gospel in Arabia Felix and in Ceylon, where he suffered martyrdom.

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3) QUEEN ABIHAIL:

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Abigail, the intelligent and beautiful wife of the wealthy but boorish Nabal, eventually marries David, the future king of Israel, after Nabal’s death. Abigail, the wife of Nabal of Carmel, is the only woman in the Hebrew Bible who is described as both intelligent and beautiful. After enumerating Nabal’s enormous wealth in flocks (1 Sam 25:2), the narrative introduces her in contrast to him. She is “of good sense and beautiful in looks,” while he is “hard and evil in his deeds” (v. 3). As Abigail later asserts (v. 25), his character befits his name, Nabal, meaning “fool” or “boor” (see Prov 17:7, 21, and Isa 32:6).

 

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4) QUEEN AZUBAH??:

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1) AZUBAH .

Scripture Reference—1 Chronicles 2:18, 19

Name Meaning—Deserted desolation

The promise of God not to desert His people is confirmed in a few symbolical names. For instance, in the phrase, “Thou shalt no more be termed forsaken—or—desolate” (Isaiah 62:4), we have in the last word, Azubal. The first holder of the name was the first wife of Caleb, not Joshua’s friend, but one of his descendants. She became the mother of Caleb’s three sons, Jesher, Shobab and Ardon.

2) AZUBAH .

Scripture References—1 Kings 22:42; 2 Chronicles 20:31

The second Azubah was the daughter of Shilhi whose name, signifying “Armed of the Lord,” speaks of a man who knew God as His defense. She became the wife of King Asa, third king of Judah, who reigned for 46 years and who is reckoned among the good and noble rulers in Judah. Azubah became the mother of Jehoshaphat, who, in spite of wrong alliances he formed, stands out as another commendable king. There is every evidence that she was one of the God-fearing women of her time, and was a strong religious force in the life of her son. The recurring phrase in the genealogy of some of Israel’s rulers, “His mother’s name was—and he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord,” testifies to the godly influence of the mother in the life of her son.

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5) QUEEN BATHSHEBA / BATHSHUA :

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Bathsheba or Bathshua was the seventh and last recorded wife of David, the King of Israel, notable for committing adultery with David prior to their marriage. Originally she was married to Uriah the Hittite, one of David's thirty most elite soldiers in the Israelite army.

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6) QUEEN ESTHER 

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In the biblical book named after her, Esther is a young Jewish woman living in the Persian diaspora who finds favor with the king, becomes queen, and risks her life to save the Jewish people from destruction when the court official Haman persuades the king to authorize a pogrom against all the Jews of the empire. see Vashti her rival. 

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7) QUEEN JECOLIAH

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JECHOLIAH, JECOLIAH .

Scripture References—2 Kings 15:2; 2 Chronicles 26:3

Name Meaning—Is powerful

The only record we have of this female character is that of her name and the fact that her “son did that which was right in the sight of God,” and that “he prospered so long as he sought the Lord”—a sure evidence of her good influence over her child. Jecholiah was the wife of Amaziah, king of Judah, and mother of Azariah, or Uzziah, king of Judah whose death was deeply mourned by the prophet Isaiah (Isaiah 6:1-3). As to the meaning of her name, Wilkinson remarks upon the names of Uzziah’s parents being similar in such to his own and to each other, though in them the name of Jah is compounded with different words. In Amaziah, his father’s name, the word Amaz or Amatz signifies “is strong” or “hath strength,” and in Jecoliah, his mother’s name, Jecol signifies “is powerful,” or “hath prevailed.”

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8) QUEEN JEHOADDAN

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Jehoaddan. (Whom Jehovah adorns), queen to King Josiah, and mother of Amaziah of Judah. (2 Kings 14:2; 2 Chronicles 25:1) (B.C. 862-837.)

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9) QUEEN JEHOAHAZ?? 

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10) QUEEN JEZEBEL

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12) QUEEN NEHUSHTA:   

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13) QUEEN VASHTI:

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Vashti (Hebrew: וַשְׁתִּי‎‎ Vaštī; Koine Greek: Ἀστίν Astín; Persian: واشتی‎‎ Vâšti) was a queen of Persia and the first wife of Persian King Ahasuerus in the Book of Esther, a book included in the Tanach and the Old Testament and read on the Jewish holiday of Purim. She was banished for her refusal to appear at the king's banquet to show her beauty as the king wished, and Esther was chosen to succeed her as queen.

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14) QUEEN ZIBIAH: Zibiah

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eg was she a queen??? Tahpenesthe wife of Pharaoh, who gave her sister in marriage to Hadad the Edomite (1 Kings 11:19, 20).

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15) QUEEN - WHORE OF BABYLON:

Whore of Babylon "I sit a Queen"

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16) QUEEN OF HEAVEN:

 

the moon, worshipped by the Assyrians as the receptive power in nature (Jer. 7:18; 44:17, 25)

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17) QUEEN OF THE SOUTH:(mentioned by Jesus)

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18) QUEEN HAMUTAL .

(akin to the dew), daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah; one of the wives of King Josiah. (2 Kings 23:3124:18Jeremiah 52:1) (B.C. 632-619.)

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