It is known that all ancient nations, and especially Orientals, were fond of riddles. The riddles which the queen of Sheba came to ask of Solomon, ( 1 Kings 10:1 ; 2 Chronicles 9:1 ) were rather "hard questions" referring to profound inquiries. Solomon is said, however, to have been very fond of riddles. Riddles were generally proposed in verse, like the celebrated riddle of Samson. ( Judges 14:14-19 )
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Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Riddle,'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary".