Interestingly I was watching this Nat Geo video today:
The Truth Behind : the Lost Ark - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqOCOka9fXs&list=EL2CkmIpyPM_Y&index=4
It explains one theory indicating the Ark of the Covenant might have been taken to the lands you speak of sometime after 930 BC. Or perhaps three hundred years later. It also mentions there is no historical evidence for the biblical Queen of Sheba then goes on to talk about Ethiopia.
It does cover the then Jewish and later Christian outposts in the Arabian Peninsula. Worth a look for more history on the region.
Too bad they didn’t have a 2nd amendment or maybe they would have survived till modern times.
Rich is vying for the Daft Wullie comment of the day. Rich, in those days everyone was armed to the teeth.
Wes - I wonder if “Sheba” is the same place as “Saba”, since the people of Sheba were a Sabaen culture ... and I recall reading about a dig a while back out in the Arabian waste lands that found Sheba? Or was it just the gold mine?
I caught the Saba reference too. I think the Nat Geo people are just pointing out that there is no direct evidence for the particular Biblical Sheba. There still may have been one and there must have been a Queen or multiple Queens of Saba.
Well, it’s not like the Bible gives her a first name. She wasn’t IDed as “Raylene, the Queen of Sheba”.