The Kebra Nagast var. The text, in its existing form, is at least years old and is considered by many Ethiopian Christians to be a historically reliable work. It is considered to hold the genealogy of the Solomonic dynasty , which followed the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. It also discusses the conversion of the Ethiopians from the worship of the Sun, Moon and stars to that of the "Lord God of Israel.
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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.
He had asked of Solomon only for a single tassel from the covering over the Ark, and Solomon had given him the entire cloth. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
After chapter 94, the author takes a step back and describes a more global view of what he had been describing in previous chapters. Many scholars doubt that a Coptic version ever existed, and that the history of the text goes back no further than the Arabic vorlage.
It is considered to hold the genealogy of the Solomonic dynastywhich followed the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Kfbra virtue fethha his personal strength, David made the throne more stable and unconditional, while Solomon brought about the zenith of virtue, wisdom and power; all held in the monarchy.
In the first quarter of the 16th century, P. It was intended to be used by the Coptic Christians of Egypt, who regarded it as authoritative. The Fetha Nagast has had a great influence on Ethiopia. Specifically he focuses on the central kebbra of lineage and royal blood lines that were prevalent at the time.
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.
It has been an educational resource for centuries and is still consulted in matters of law in the present era. These chapters seek to prove by OT [Old Testament] allegories and proof-texts the Messianic purpose of Jesus, the validity of the Ethiopian forms of worship, and the spiritual supremacy of Ethiopia over Israel.
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The first part of Fetha Nagast deals with mostly ecclesiastic affairs, outlining the structure of the Church hierarchy, sacraments, and such matters. It was compiled from the Bible, writings of early Church fathers including St. Basil and St. Hippolytus , and various canons adopted at the Council of Nicaea , the Council of Antioch , and others. The second part, concerning issues pertaining to the laity, such as family law, debt, civil administration etc. Various scholars have identified these books as:. It was intended to be used by the Coptic Christians of Egypt, who regarded it as authoritative.
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