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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Easton's Bible Dictionary

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).

In the New Testament we read of the "queen of the south", i.e., Southern Arabia, Sheba (Matthew 12:42; Luke 11:31) and the "queen of the Ethiopians" (Acts 8:27), Candace.

Naves Topical Index

The wife of a king
1 Kings 11:19

Esther 1:11; Esther 2:17

Esther 1:10-22

Sits on the throne with the king
Nehemiah 2:6

Makes feasts for the women of the royal household
Esther 1:9

Exerts an evil influence in public affairs

Counsels the king
Daniel 5:10-12

Of Sheba, visits Solomon
1 Kings 10:1-13

Candace, of Ethiopia
Acts 8:27

The reigning sovereign, Athaliah

The moon called queen of heaven
Jeremiah 7:18; Jeremiah 44:7-19; Jeremiah 44:25


Smith's Bible Dictionary

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

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUEEN, noun

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

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Queen of Heaven

(Jeremiah 7:18; 44:17, 25), the moon, worshipped by the Assyrians as the receptive power in nature.

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Queen of Heaven

(Jeremiah 7:18; 45:17,18,19,25) is the moon Ashtaroth or Astarte to whom worshiped as Hebrew women offered cakes in the streets of Jerusalem.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUEE'N-APPLE, noun A kind of apple, so called.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUEEN-DOW'AGER, noun The window of a king.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUEE'N-GOLD, noun A royal duty or revenue belonging to every queen of England during her marriage to the king.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUEE'NING, noun An apple.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUEE'NLIKE, adjective Resembling a queen.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

QUEE'NLY, adjective Like a queen; becoming a queen; suitable to a queen.