ETHIOPIA AND THE BIBLE SCHWEICH LECTURES ON BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

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Ethiopia And The Bible

Author : Edward Ullendorff
ISBN : 0197260764
Genre : Religion
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Traditionally Ethiopia has formed a bridge between civilizations, with Jerusalem as vital as Aksum in the national consciousness of the Ethiopians. In this volume, Professor Ullendorff investigates the relationship of Ethiopia to the Bible. He considers the historical background, translations of the Bible into Ethiopian languages, and the impact of the Old Testament, which goes beyond anything experienced in the other Oriental Christian Churches. The book concludes with an examination of the story of the Queen of Sheba, based on the Biblical account of the queen's visit to King Solomon. It shows how this account has undergone extensive Arabian, Ethiopian, Jewish and other elaborations, to become the subject of one of the most ubiquitous and fertile cycles of legends in the Near East.
Category: Religion

Translating The Bible

Author : Michael Anthony Knibb
ISBN : 0197261949
Genre : Religion
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This book takes a look at the Ethiopian translation of the Old Testament, which is of fundamental importance both in terms of the influence it has had on Ethiopian life and culture, as well as being one of the 'daughter versions' of the Greek Old Testament.
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The Ethiopians

Author : Edward Ullendorff
ISBN : OCLC:500071983
Genre : Ethiopia
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Category: Ethiopia

A Social History Of Ethiopia

Author : Richard Pankhurst
ISBN : PSU:000023159303
Genre : Social Science
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A compilation of Ethiopia's social history, devoted to the northern and central highlands, and covering the period from early medieval times to the reign of Emperor Tewodros II.
Category: Social Science

Nebuchadrezzar And Babylon

Author : D. J. Wiseman
ISBN : 0197261000
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This new examination of the region of Nebuchadrezzar II of Babylon (605-562 BC) includes revised interpretations of the Babylonian Chronicles for his reign, especially for the years of the campaigns against the West and the capture of Jerusalem. Excavations at Babylon are used to give a view of the city in Neo-Babylonian times, including the royal `Hanging Gardens' and the ziggurat. The varied literary genres current in this city of learning in the sixth century BC (including dreams and prophecies) and the role of hostages, exiles, and prisoners of war are used to throw light on the life of the Jewish exiles there. An assessment of the character of Nebuchadrezzar as a military and political leader, religious devotee and legal administrator is attempted on the basis of textual evidence.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Falashas

Author : David F. Kessler
ISBN : 9781136304552
Genre : History
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This third, revised edition comprises the whole of the original volume and is enhanced by the addition of a new preface and afterward which seek to reply to criticisms of the authors argument about the origins of the Falashas, and include some new thinking on the subject. Drawing on tradition and legend to reinforce his argument, the author again traces the source of the community to the Jewish settlements which existed in ancient Egypt (particularly at Elephantine on the Nile) and in the ancient Meroitic Kingdom, in present day Sudan known in the Bible as Cush. The story told in this book is remarkable, heroic and stimulating and makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the history of the horn of Africa.
Category: History

The Advent Project

Author : James W. McKinnon
ISBN : 0520924339
Genre : Religion
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In his final accomplishment of an extraordinarily distinguished career, James W. McKinnon considers the musical practices of the early Church in this incisive examination of the history of Christian chant from the years a.d. 200 to 800. The result is an important book that is certain to have a long-lasting impact on musicology, religious studies, and history.
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Idols Of The People

Author : Peter Roger Stuart Moorey
ISBN : 0197262805
Genre : Religion
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These lectures investigate the numerous miniature baked clay images from Canaan, Israel and Judah (c. 1600-600 BC). They constitute vital evidence for the imagery and domestic rituals of ordinary people, but significantly are not explicitly mentioned in the Old Testament. These terracottas are treated as a distinctive phenomenon with roots deep in prehistory and recurrent characteristics across millennia. Attention is focused on whether or not the female representations are worshippers of unknown deities or images of known goddesses, particularly in Early Israelite religion.
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Israel S Settlement In Canaan The Biblical Tradition And Its Historical Background

Author : C. F. Burney
ISBN : 1298948428
Genre : History
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