The Kebra Negast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica

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The Kebra Negast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica

Format:  Hardcover,

203 pages

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Nov 1997

ISBN-13: 9780312167936

ISBN-10: 0312167938

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A sacred text to Ethiopian Christians and Jamaican Rastafarians, "The Kebra Nagast" tells of the relationship between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and their son Menyelik, who hid the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia. This edition of the Ethiopian text is edited by Gerald Hausman, with an introduction by Ziggy Marley.

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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Nov 1997
ISBN-13: 9780312167936
ISBN-10: 0312167938
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 203
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.5 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 0978031216793

Chapter outline

Introduction
Preface
Editor's Note
The Historic Implications of the Kebra Nagast
The Kebra Nagast
Earth
Power
Wisdom
Angel
Vision
Pearl
Appendix
Prophet
Bibliography
Index
The Ancestral Tree

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (1997-10-01)

Folklorist and author Hausman has combined ten years of informal study in Jamaica, the 1922 version of "The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Menyelek" (translated by E.A. Wallis Budge), the Koran, the King James Bible, and the words of reggae great Bob Marley into a new version of the Kebra Negast ("the glory of the Kings"). This "lost bible", the core of Rastafarian wisdom and faith, has survived through oral tradition in many Caribbean nations, even though it has been banned because of its African glory themes.

Hausman effectively puts the Kebra Negast into the words of the Rastafarian community, presenting the core that "we must learn to live by the laws of compassion rather than judgment"through anecdotes from the author's travels in the Rasta community. A recommended introduction to the Kebra Negast. L. Kriz, West Des Moines Lib., Iowa

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A sacred text to Ethiopian Christians and Jamaican Rastafarians, The Kebra Nagast tells of the relationship between King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba and their son Menyelik, who hid the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia. This edition of the Ethiopian text is edited by Gerald Hausman, with an introduction by Ziggy Marley.

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