[sacredlandscapelist] Re: Queen of the South
- In message <18.104.22.168.19991022113230.00850100@...>, Barry
Carroll <palladin@...> writes
>FinallyInteresting stuff. I wonder what other connotations 'Queen of the South'
>in Matthew 12.42 Jesus himself speaks favorably of Sheeba, the Queen of the
>South, who sought out Solomon as rising up in judgement against those who
>deny the holy ghost.
might have. Perhaps solar? It is the name of a Scottish football
(soccer) team based in Dumfries. See <http://www.qosfc.co.uk/>. Also
<http://www.mclaren.demon.co.uk/>. It is the answer to the question
'What is the only British football team mentioned in the Bible?' I am
not being frivolous. There are Robert the Bruce and grail legend
connections in that area, see 'The Temple and the Lodge' by Michael
Baigent and Richard Leigh. There was a strong freemasonic connection to
the early development of organised soccer in Britain - in the second
half of the last century.
According to Stuart McLaren who maintains the second of these sites, the
team was founded in 1919 when Dumfries, Kings Own Scottish Borderers and
Arrol Johnston amalgamated. He gives the biblical references as Matthew
12:42 and Luke 11:31.
I guess it is a predominantly Protestant team, to judge by their blue
and white strip.