St. Augustine taught, the Old Testament is the New Testament concealed, and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed.

One flawed feature of the old Davidic dynasty was that the kings each had multiple wives.

From the beginning, God intended marriage to be a union of one man and one woman, but the kings of Israel — believing blood is thicker than water — used multiple marriages to seal their peace treaties and alliances with other lands.

However, this creates a problem: when the king has many wives, who is the queen?

You can imagine the rivalry and discord this question could cause. The Davidic dynasty’s solution to this problem was for the mother of the king to hold that prominent place as Queen Mother. The Queen Mother had a throne of honor at the king’s right hand and she served as an intercessor for the kingdom.

Sound familiar?

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Understanding the role of the Queen in the Judeo-Christian Tradition

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