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This is Haile Selassie, former emperor of Ethiopia. Who is he claimed to be a descendant of? King Solomon.
The House of Solomon was the former Imperial House of Ethiopia. Its members claim lineal descent from Solomon of Israel and the Queen of Sheba, the latter of whom tradition asserts gave birth to Menelik I after her Biblically described visit to Solomon in Jerusalem. These claims of Solomonic descent make the Ethiopian royal house among the two oldest in the world (the other being the Imperial Dynasty of Japan)
How many lamps are there in the menorah that symbols Judaism? 7
The symbolic menorah has 7 lamps, but the commonly used Hanukkah menorah (pictured) has nine lamps, and no seven-lamps menorahs are made. This is because the menorah is described in the Bible as the seven-lamp lampstand made of gold, used in the portable sanctuary set up by Moses in the wilderness and later in the Temple in Jerusalem. The Talmud states that it is prohibited to use a seven-lamp menorah outside of the Temple.
What does the word "Bible" literally mean? The Books.
English word Bible comes from Latin biblia sacra "holy books". The plural "biblia" was often improperly interpreted as singular feminine, hence the old Anglo-Latin singular "biblia". The root "biblia" is shared with words such as bibliographer or bibliophilia, unrelated to the Bible.
How many wives had king Solomon, according to the Bible? About one thousand.
Just like many other ancient rulers, Solomon had a numerous harem. According to the Bible, it counted about 700 wives of noble blood (including a pharaoh's daughter), plus 300 secondary wives and concubines.
What is the language of the biblical New Testament? Koine Greek.
New Testament has been written in common Greek of the first century known as koine, a language different than either classical Ancient Greek and modern Greek language. At the time, koine was a lingua Franca of the Eastern Mediterranean basin.
How many - according to the Gospel - were the wise men who came to worship Jesus? The number of wise men is not specified.
Wise Men from the East appear in the Gospel of Saint Matthew. The Gospel does not give them numbers or names. However, it was customary to determine their number to 3: Casper, Melchior and Balthasar.
Which miracle of Jesus is reported in all four Gospels? The feeding of the five thousand.
The miracles of Jesus are the supernatural deeds attributed to Jesus in Christian and Islamic texts. All Gospels tell us the same story, but from different viewpoints however, not every miracle is mentioned in each Gospel. The feeding of the five thousand is one of the few reported in all four Gospels.
What do the Hebrew, Greek and Arabic words for "angel" literally mean? "messenger".
The Hebrew word for angel (malʾákh) means "messenger", like its counterparts in Arabic (malak) and Greek (angelos). Contrary to Christians and Jews, Muslims believe that angels cannot be seen with the naked eye, and that prophets such as Muhammad received revelation from them only in a spiritual sense.
What is the highest rank of an angel in the Christian theology? Seraphim.
Seraphs are described in the Book of Isaiah as fiery six-winged beings that fly around God's throne singing "holy, holy, holy". The Seraphim are easily recognizable on medieval paintings thanks to six fiery wings. The name Seraphim means "the burning ones."