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1. Son of Raamah, a son of Cush. Genesis 10:7 ; 1 Chronicles 1:9 . His descendants are generally held to have settled on the shores of the Persian Gulf.

2. Son of Joktan, a descendant of Shem. Genesis 10:28 ; 1 Chronicles 1:22 . His descendants have been traced to Southern Arabia, or Arabia Felix. The metropolis of the district was at or near the modern Mareb, about 15 45' N, 45 35' E .

3. Son of Jokshan, a son of Abraham and Keturah. Genesis 25:3 ; 1 Chronicles 1:32 . Some judge his descendants to have settled 'far north'; others place them 'somewhere in Arabia.' (The name 'Sheba' occurs also in Job 6:19 ; Psalm 72:10,15 ; Isaiah 60:6 ; Jeremiah 6:20 ; Ezekiel 27:22,23 ; Ezekiel 38:13 ; but it is uncertain to which of the above three races each passage refers.)

4. The country from whence the queen came who visited Solomon. She brought gold, precious stones, and a great store of spices. The Lord spoke of her as 'the queen of the south.' 1 Kings 10:1-13 ; 2 Chronicles 9:1,3,9,12 ; Matthew 12:42 ; Luke 11:31 . The 'south' well agrees with the locality of the descendants of Sheba, the son of Joktan.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Sheba'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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