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The Kebra Nagast (var. Kebra Negast, Ge’ez, kəbrä nägäst), or the Book of the Glory of Kings, is an account written in Ge’ez of the origins of the Solomonic line. Kebra And The Fetha (feat. Laza) · Morgan Heritage | Length: This track is on the 3 following albums: More Teachings · Morgan Heritage. Play full-length songs from Kebra And The Fetha by Morgan Heritage on your phone, computer and home audio system with Napster.

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She is enthralled by his display of learning and knowledge, and declares “From this moment I will not worship the sun, but will worship the Creator of the sun, the God of Israel” chapter Retrieved from ” https: Kdbraand at the end as of Antioch. Other historians to consider the evidence date parts of it as late as the end of the sixteenth century, when Muslim incursions and contacts with the wider Christian world made the Ethiopian Church concerned to assert its character and assert Jewish traditions.

Fetha Nagast

Views Read Edit View history. It also discusses the conversion of the Ethiopians from the worship of the Sun, Moon and stars to that of the “Lord God of Kebrw.

The king attempts to pursue Menelik, but through the Ark’s mysterious power, his son with his entire entourage is miraculously flown home to Ethiopia before Solomon can leave his kingdom. After chapter 94, the author takes a step back and describes a more global view of what he had been describing in previous chapters. The night before she begins her journey home, Solomon tricks her into sleeping with him, and gives her a ring so that their child may identify himself to Solomon.


Godinho published some traditions about King Solomon and his son Menelekderived from the Kebra Nagast. Based on the testimony of this colophon, “Conti Rossini, Littmann, and Cerulliinter alioshave marked off the period to for the composition of the book.

After praising the king of Ethiopia, the king of Egypt, and the book Domitius has found, which has established not only Ethiopia’s possession of the true Ark of the Covenant, but that the Solomonic dynasty is descended from the first-born son of Solomon chapter The author then describes Menelik’s arrival at Axumwhere he is feasted and Makeda abdicates the throne in his favor.

Implications in Ethiopian Catholic Church today. In due course these documents were given to the Bodleian Library at Oxford University shelfmark Bruce This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Earlier, inshortly after becoming Regent, but before being crowned as Emperor, Haile Selassie I had directed that certain “cruel and unusual” punishments mandated in the Fethasuch as amputation of hands for conviction of theft, be made to cease entirely.

The Fetha Nagast Ge’ez: Retrieved from ” https: Wallis Budgewhich was published in two editions in and Although the author of the final redaction identified this Gregory with Gregory Thaumaturguswho lived in the 3rd century before this Council, the time and the allusion to Gregory’s imprisonment for 15 years by the king of Armenia make Gregory the Illuminator a better fit.

It was not until the close of the eighteenth century when James Bruce of Kinnaird, the famous Scottish explorer, published an account of his travels in search of the sources of the Nilethat some information as to the contents of the Kebra Nagast came to be generally known amongst European scholars and theologians. The document is presented in the form of a debate by the “orthodox fathers” of the First Council of Nicaea.

It was intended to be used by the Coptic Christians of Egypt, who regarded it as authoritative.


He discusses heavily the intermixing of the royal families in order to preserve their own power and to ensure that their blood line survives. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Andrews,p.

After this, the archbishop Domitius [5] reads from a book he had found in the church of “Sophia”, which introduces what Hubbard calls “the centerpiece” of this work, the story of Makeda better known as the Queen of ShebaKing Solomon, Menelik I, and how the Ark came to Ethiopia chapters On the journey home, she gives birth to Menelik chapter Queen Makeda learns from Tamrin, a merchant based in her kingdom, about the wisdom of King Solomon, and travels to Jerusalem to visit him.

By using this kera, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Specifically he focuses on the central element of lineage and royal blood lines that were prevalent at the time. Praetorius published chapters 19 through 32 with a Latin translation. He had kebrx of Solomon only for a single tassel from the covering over the Ark, and Solomon had given him the entire cloth.

Kebra Nagast – Wikipedia

Even though Ethiopia’s Penal Code replaced the criminal provisions of the Fetha Nagast, the latter document provided the starting point for the code, along with several European penal codes. During the journey home, Menelik learns the Ark is with him, and Solomon discovers that it is gone from his kingdom. The second part, concerning issues pertaining to the laity, such as family law, debt, civil administration etc.

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