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Sheba (سبأ)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Sheba (سبأ) is an ancient land mentioned in the Quran that was ruled over by Balqis, the Queen of Sheba.

The Bar'an template in Yemen (c. 800 BC), also known as the throne of Balqis. Although still an active area of research, some historians propose southern Arabia as the location for the ancient kingdom of Sheba.

This concept is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Geographical Location
Historic Land
Sheba (سبأ)
Quranic Concept
CategoryHistoric Land

Sheba is referred to in verse (27:22) of chapter (27) sūrat l-naml (The Ants):

Sahih International: But the hoopoe stayed not long and said, "I have encompassed [in knowledge] that which you have not encompassed, and I have come to you from Sheba with certain news.

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

Al-JudiMountainAl-SafaEgyptHistoric LandMount ArafatMount SinaiShebaAl-Ahqaf

Concept map for Sheba. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept sheba:

(instance sheba historic-land)

See Also

  • Verse List - Show other verses related to this concept in the Quran (2 occurances)
  • Sheba - Wikipedia article
  • Quran Index - Index of Quranic concepts


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