Ethiopia – thoughts and sources

"And when the Queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon because of the name of the Lord, she came to prove him with hard questions" (1 Kings 10:1)

"Encompassed on all sides by the enemies of their religion, the Ethiopians slept near a thousand years, forgetful of the world by whom they were forgotten" (Edward Gibbon: The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire, Chapter 47).

"Ethiopia offers a gate through time to a state of being that is full of flavour of Old Testament times..... The scene is of David and all the house of Israel playing before the Lord on harps and lyres, drums and sistra, dancing with all their might." (Donald Levine, Wax and Gold, 1952).

Adoration of the Mother and Child.
Painted in 2007 by Ato Gared Giday.
From The Miracles of Mary (Ta'amre Maryam)

The Star of David, a common talisman in Ethiopia, illustrated here with a cross inside it, just about says it all: a very Judaic Christianity blending together two religions in one.

A fascinating people whose language I was privileged to study at University. Get a flavour of Ethiopian culture from the link to the Anglo-Ethiopian website. Also linked are my lecture reports and book reviews for the society's magazine, News File.

Articles for News File the magazine of the Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Date Lecture Title Lecturer in News File of
BOOK REVIEW The Woman from Tedbab Diana Spencer Summer 2004
16 Feb 2006 Ethiopian Pilgrimage Barbie Campbell-Cole Summer 2006
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