In the Old Testament, throughout the line of Davidic kings, the queen was not the wife of the king, but rather the king’s mother. As a result, King Solomon placed a throne at his right hand for his queen mother and bowed down in homage to her. Jesus, as the fulfillment of the Davidic line, rules ...
The Bible and the Virgin Mary: Episode 7: The Promised Mother
In this session, we're going to examine the role played by the queen mothers of the Davidic Kingdom in the Old Testament and how they point forward to Mary's role as Queen Mother. As we're about to see, Mary's queenship is alluded to in Matthew's genealogy, which opens the entire New Testament.
Dr. Edward Sri explains how the tradition of Mary’s queenship and her intercessory role is rooted in the Old Testament office of the Queen Mother, as illustrated in the story of Bathsheba (see 1 Kings 1–2).