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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Based on the testimony of this colophon, “Conti Rossini, Littmann, and Cerulliinter alioshave marked off the kebda to for the composition of the book.

They include not only both Testaments of the Bible although heavier use is made of the Old Testament than the Newbut he detects evidence of Rabbinical sources, influence from deuterocanonical or apocryphal works especially the Book of Enoch and Book of Jubileesboth canonical in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and such Syriac works as the Book of the Cave of Treasuresand its derivatives the Book of Adam and Eve and the Book of the Bee.

Views Read Edit View history. This company of young men, upset over leaving Jerusalem, then smuggle the Ark from the Temple and out of Solomon’s kingdom chapters without Menelik’s knowledge.

It is considered to hold the genealogy of the Solomonic dynastywhich followed the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

His brother, Apollinare, also went out to the country as a missionary and was, along with his two companions, stoned to death in Tigray. The author then describes Menelik’s arrival at Axumwhere he is feasted and Makeda abdicates the throne in his favor.

King Solomon then settles for sending home with him a company formed from the first-born sons of the elders of his kingdom. He kebrq asked of Solomon only for a single tassel from the covering over the Ark, and Solomon ksbra given him the entire cloth.

Kebra Nagast

Overjoyed by this reunion, Solomon tries to convince Menelik to stay and succeed him as king, but Menelik insists on returning to his mother in Ethiopia. After chapter 94, the author takes a step back and fstha a more global view of what he had been describing in previous chapters.


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. The Old Testament kingly pattern was dogmatically adopted in the Kebra Nagast, including Samuel’s call to end the weaknesses of the twelve Kebrq one for each of the tribes of Israeland his establishment of one king with the people’s consent, to unify the state against kegra attack.

It was intended to be used by the Coptic Christians of Egypt, who regarded it as authoritative. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 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 ShebaFeyha Solomon, Menelik I, and how the Ark came to Ethiopia chapters Oriental Orthodoxy Legal history of Ethiopia Texts in Ge’ez Medieval legal codes 13th century in Ethiopia s in law s books 13th century in Egypt.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Menelik then engages in a series kerba military campaigns with the Ark, and “no man conquered him, on the contrary, whosoever attacked him was conquered” chapter It has been an educational resource for centuries and is still consulted in matters of law in the present era.

Translated by Tzadua, Abba Paulos. Constantinopleand at the end as of Antioch.

A completely modernised penal code had already been introduced in The Kebra Nagast is divided into chapters, and is clearly a composite work; Ullendorff describes its narrative as “a gigantic conflation of legendary cycles.

The document is presented in the form of a debate by the “orthodox fathers” of the First Council of Nicaea. Hippolytusand various canons adopted at the Council of Nicaeathe Council of Antiochand others. Various scholars have identified these books as:. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The Fetha Nagast has had a great influence on Ethiopia. The Kebra Nagast concludes with a final prophecy vetha the power of Rome will be eclipsed by the power of Ethiopia, and describes how king Kaleb of Axum will subdue the Jews ,ebra in Najranand make his younger son Gabra Masqal his heir 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.


There are a few historical records claiming that this law code was translated into Ge’ez and entered Ethiopia around in the reign of Zara Yaqob.

In chapter 90, we see a heavy emphasis on God’s law and rules he sits forth for his believers to follow, which he presents by choosing the house of Jacob to reign as kings and to spread God’s message.

During the journey home, Menelik learns the Ark is with him, and Solomon discovers that it is gone from his kingdom. Following her departure, Solomon has a dream in which the sun leaves Israel chapter On the journey home, she gives birth fetba Menelik chapter Retrieved from ” https: The Kebra Feth var.

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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 University Press for the British Academy,p.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Gregory then delivers an extended speech with prophetic elements chaptersforming what Hubbard calls a “Patristic collection of Prophecies”: Andrews,p. He does this by using each chapter to describe a specific family line, such as chapter 72 and 73 discussing the family tree of Constantine or chapters 74 and 75 to describe two separate seeds of Shem.

Scholars have stated that the first section the Ecclesiastical law was already in use in Ethiopia before this time as part of the Senodosand that the title Fetha NegestLaws of the Kings, referred to the second lay part, that was new to Ethiopia. He discusses heavily the intermixing of the royal families in order to preserve their own power and to ensure that their blood line survives.