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Bibil Identifier bibil:245310
Publication Type Journal article
Title (Italian, Long) Donne d'Arabia merodionale tra mito e realtà
Title (Italian, ) Dalla regina di Saba alle "ierodule"
Author Agostini, Alessio
Journal Henoch. Studies in Judaism and Christianity from Second Temple to Late Antiquity (Volume: 38, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language Italian
Pages 246-259 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Thinking about women in pre-Islamic Arabia brings to mind instantly the well known, although legendary, Queen of Sheba. The scope of the present article is to investigate which are the historical traits, if any, that contributed to the formation of this personage and whether some of them can be really connected with her supposed homeland, the kingdom of Saba'. The study concludes recalling some women which share with the Queen the fact to have traveled across the Arabian Peninsula, albeit in the opposite direction. A number of Minaic texts seem to indicate that a group of foreign women, coming from different parts of the Near East, moved to the kingdom of Ma'in to be naturalized as wife of their Minaean husbands, which in turn were involved in trading activities across the Levant and the Mediterranean.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Arabia
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Women
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Solomon : Kebra Nagast
Pericopes 1 Kings 10,1-10,13
2 Chronicles 9,1-9,12
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