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No explicit mention of queens is made till we read of the "queen of Sheba." The wives of the kings of Israel are not so designated. In Psalms 45:9, the Hebrew for "queen" is not malkah, one actually ruling like the Queen of Sheba, but shegal, which simply means the king's wife. In 1 Kings 11:19, Pharaoh's wife is called "the queen," but the Hebrew word so rendered (g'birah) is simply a title of honour, denoting a royal lady, used sometimes for "queen-mother" (1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chronicles 15:16). In Song of Solomon 6:8, 9, the king's wives are styled "queens" (Heb. melakhoth).
The wife of a king
1 Kings 11:19
Sits on the throne with the king
Makes feasts for the women of the royal household
Exerts an evil influence in public affairs
Counsels the king
Of Sheba, visits Solomon
1 Kings 10:1-13
Candace, of Ethiopia
The reigning sovereign, Athaliah
This title is properly applied to the queen-mother, since in an Oriental household it is not the wife but the mother of the master who exercises the highest authority. Strange as such an arrangement at sight appears, it is one of the inevitable results of polygamy. An illustration of the queen-mother's influence is given in (1 Kings 2:19) ff. The term is applied to Maachah, (1 Kings 15:13; 2 Chronicles 16:16) and to Jezetiel, (2 Kings 10:13) and to the mother of Jehoiachin or Jeconiah, (Jeremiah 13:18) compare 2 Kings 24:12; Jeremiah 29:2
1. The consort of a king; a queen consort.
2. A woman who is the sovereign of a kingdom; a queen-regent; as Elizabeth, queen of England; Mary, queen of Scotland.
3. The sovereign of a swarm of bees, or the female of the hive.
A hive of bees cannot subsist without a queen
QUEEN of the meadows, meadow sweet, a plant of the genus Spiraea.
QUEEN, verb intransitive To play the queen; to act the part or character of a queen
QUEE'N-APPLE, noun A kind of apple, so called.
QUEEN-DOW'AGER, noun The window of a king.
QUEE'N-GOLD, noun A royal duty or revenue belonging to every queen of England during her marriage to the king.
QUEE'NING, noun An apple.
QUEE'NLIKE, adjective Resembling a queen.
QUEE'NLY, adjective Like a queen; becoming a queen; suitable to a queen.