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QUEEN . The functions of a queen reigning in her own right would be identical with those of a king (wh. see). The queen as the wife of a monarch in Israel held a position of comparatively little importance, whereas that of a dowager-queen (‘queen-mother’) commanded great influence (cf. the cases of Bathsheba, Jezebel, Athaliah).


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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Queen'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hdb/q/queen.html. 1909.

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