Wall fresco from Lalibela Church in Ethiopia, perhaps of the Queen
of Sheba traveling to meet King Solomon in Israel. Some have
thought it depicts St. George, the patron saint of Ethiopia, but there
is no dragon depicted. It might be a creative portrayal of the
Queen as St. George. Photo credit: A. Davey under Creative Commons
Notes and Essays
the Book of Kings
Peace of God:
A Reflection on 2 Kings 5:1 - 19
The Tel Dan Inscription, 870-750 B.C.E., noted for
presenting the first historical evidence of King David from the Bible.
The Aramean king who erected the stela claims to have defeated the “king
of Israel” and the “king of the House of David” under the divine
guidance of the god Hadad. The finding of the inscription in 1993
attracted a huge amount of attention, and was published on the front
pages of Time magazine and the New York Times.