Sacred-Texts Christianity

The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek (I)



translated by
E. A. Wallis Budge

[London, 1932]
{Reduced to HTML by Christopher M. Weimer, September 2002}

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   Title Page
   1. Concerning the Glory of Kings
   2. Concerning the Greatness of Kings
   3. Concerning the Kingdom of ADAM
   4. Concerning Envy
   5. Concerning the Kingdom of SETH
   6. Concerning the Sin of CAIN
   7. Concerning NOAH
   8. Concerning the Flood
   9. Concerning the Covenant of NOAH
   10. Concerning ZION
   11. The Unanimous Declaration of the Three Hundred and Eighteen Orthodox Fathers
   12. Concerning CANAAN
   13. Concerning ABRAHAM
   14. Concerning the Covenant of ABRAHAM
   15. Concerning ISAAC and JACOB
   16. Concerning RÔBÊL (REUBEN)
   17. Concerning the Glory of ZION
   18. How the Orthodox Fathers and Bishops Agreed
   19. How this Book came to be found
   20. Concerning the Division of the Earth
   21. Concerning the Queen of the South
   22. Concerning TÂMRÎN, the Merchant
   23. How the Merchant returned to ETHIOPIA
   24. How the Queen made ready to set out on her Journey
   25. How the Queen came to SOLOMON the King
   26. How the King held converse with the Queen
   27. Concerning the Labourer
   28. How SOLOMON gave Commandments to the Queen
   29. Concerning the Three Hundred and Eighteen [Patriarchs]
   30. Concerning how King SOLOMON swore to the Queen
   31. Concerning the sign which SOLOMON gave the Queen
   32. How the Queen brought forth and came to her own Country
   33. How the King of ETHIOPIA travelled
   34. How the young man arrived in his mother's country
   35. How King SOLOMON sent to his son the commander of his army
   36. How King SOLOMON held intercourse with his son
   37. How SOLOMON asked His Son Questions
   38. How the King planned to send away his son with the children of the nobles
   39. How they made the Son of SOLOMON King
   40. How ZADOK the priest gave commands to DAVID the King
   41. Concerning the blessing of Kings
   42. Concerning the Ten Commandments
   43. How the men of the Army of ISRAEL received [their] orders
   44. How it is not a seemly thing to revile the King
   45. How those who were sent away wept and made a plan
   46. How they made a plan concerning ZION
   47. Concerning the offering of AZÂRYÂS (AZARIAH) and the King
   48. How they carried away ZION
   49. How his Father blessed his Son
   50. How they bade farewell to his Father and how the city mourned
   51. How he said unto ZADOK the Priest, "Go and bring the Covering (or, Clothing) which is upon it (i.e., ZION)"
   52. How ZADOK the Priest Departed
   53. How the Wagon was given to ETHIOPIA
   54. How DAVID [the King of ETHIOPIA] Prophesied and Saluted ZION
   55. How the People of ETHIOPIA Rejoiced
   56. Of the Return of ZADOK the Priest, and the giving of the Gift
   57. Concerning the Fall of ZADOK the Priest
   58. How SOLOMON Rose up to Slay them
   59. How the King Questioned an Egyptian, the Servant of PHARAOH
   60. How SOLOMON Lamented for ZION
   61. How SOLOMON Returned to JERUSALEM
   62. Concerning the answer which SOLOMON made to them
   63. How the Nobles of ISRAEL agreed [with the King]
   64. How the Daughter of PHARAOH Seduced SOLOMON
   65. Concerning the sin of SOLOMON
   66. Concerning the prophecy of CHRIST
   67. Concerning the lamentation of SOLOMON
   68. Concerning MARY, Our Lady of Salvation
   69. Concerning the Question of SOLOMON
   70. How REHOBOAM reigned
   71. Concerning MARY, the daughter of DAVID
   72. Concerning the King of RÔMÊ (CONSTANTINOPLE)
   73. Concerning the first judgment of ’ADRÂMÎ, King of RÔMÊ
   74. Concerning the King of MEDYÂM
   75. Concerning the King of BABYLON
   76. Concerning lying witnesses
   77. Concerning the King of PERSIA
   78. Concerning the King of MOAB
   79. Concerning the King of AMALEK
   80. Concerning the King of the PHILISTINES
   81. How the son of SAMSON slew the son of the King of the PHILISTINES
   82. Concerning the going down of ABRAHAM into EGYPT
   83. Concerning the King of the ISHMAELITES
   84. Concerning the King of ETHIOPIA and how he returned to his country
   85. Concerning the rejoicing of Queen MÂKĔDÂ
   86. How Queen MÂKĔDÂ made her son King
   87. How the nobles (or governors) of ETHIOPIA took the oath
   88. How he himself related to his mother how they made him King
   89. How the Queen talked to the Children of ISRAEL
   90. How AZARIAH praised the Queen and her city
   91. This is what ye shall eat: the clean and the unclean
   92. How they renewed the kingdom of DAVID
   93. How the Men of RÔMÊ destroyed the Faith
   94. The first war of the King of ETHIOPIA
   95. How the honourable estate of the King of ETHIOPIA was universally accepted
   96. Concerning the Prophecy about CHRIST
   97. Concerning the Murmuring of ISRAEL
   98. Concerning the Rod of MOSES and the Rod of AARON
   99. Concerning the Two Servants
   100. Concerning the Angels who rebelled
   101. Concerning Him that existeth in Everything and Everywhere
   102. Concerning the Beginning
   103. Concerning the Horns of the Altar
   104. More concerning the Ark and the Talk of the Wicked
   105. Concerning the belief of ABRAHAM
   106. A Prophecy concerning the Coming of CHRIST
   107. Concerning His entrance into JERUSALEM in Glory
   108. Concerning the wickedness of the iniquitous JEWS
   109. Concerning His Crucifixion
   110. Concerning His Resurrection
   111. Concerning His Ascension and His Second Coming
   112. How the Prophets foreshadowed Him in their persons
   113. Concerning the Chariot and the Vanquisher of the Enemy
   114. Concerning the return of ZION
   115. Concerning the Judgement of ISRAEL
   116. Concerning the Chariot of ETHIOPIA
   117. Concerning the King of RÔMÊ and the King of ETHIOPIA