And she gave the king one hundred and twenty talents of gold,
&c.] The same sum that Hiram sent him, (See Gill on 1 Kings 9:14) this fulfilled the prophecy, so far as it respected Solomon, ( Psalms 72:15 )
and of spices very great store, and precious stones;
see ( 1 Kings 10:2 ) there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon; that is, into Judea. Josephus reports F20, that some say that the balsamic plant, which Judea was afterwards so famous for, was brought by this queen, and a gift of hers to Solomon; and Diodorus Siculus F21 speaks of it as in Arabia, and not to be found in any other part of the world.