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Lorrain, With all due respect, there is absolutely no evidence that King David had a son with the Queen of Sheba or anyone from Africa. The article is not peer reviewed and has no relevance or accuracy. Early secular scholars considered the Beta Israel to be the direct descendant of Jews who lived in ancient Ethiopia, whether they were the descendants of an Israelite tribe, or converted by Jews living in Yemen , or by the Jewish community in southern Egypt at Elephantine. Hebrew Yisraelite linage is patriarchal. For example, Manoel de Almeida , a Portuguese diplomat and traveller of the day, wrote that:. Eldad's was not the only medieval testimony about Jewish communities living far to the south of Egypt, which strengthens the credibility of his account.