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Unif Title Kebra nagast. Selections. English.
Title The Kebra nagast : the lost Bible of Rastafarian wisdom and faith / edited by Gerald Hausman ; introduction by Ziggy Marley.
Publication New York : St. Martin's Essentials, 2020.
Copyright date ©1997
Edition First St. Martin's Essentials edition.
Description xxi, 177 pages : illustration ; 21 cm.
Call # 299.676 K
Series Essential wisdom library
Essential wisdom library.
Note Reprint. Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Summary "The Kebra Nagast is a pivotal text in the Rastafarian tradition. Written in Ethiopia during the 14th century, this sacred tale tells the story of the relationship between the Biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, as well as their son Menyelek who famously brought the Arc of the Covenant to Ethiopia. A key text for Ethiopian Christians, The Kebra Nagast is also a fundamental sacred work of the Rastafarian tradition. Edited by Gerald Hausman, The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith weaves the core passages of the Kebra Nagast together with stories and tale from Rastafarian traditions. This rich retelling is the latest title in the acclaimed Essential Wisdom Library series which brings sacred texts from all traditions to modern readers. The new edition of the book includes a foreword by Ziggy Marley, which explores the importance of the Kebra Nagast as a powerful text both in Rastafarian tradition and in a broader sense. A clean, fresh design and inside cover printing give this ancient text modern appeal. A work of incredible cultural significance, The Kebra Nagast is far more than simply a piece of literature, but rather it is a testament to enduring richness of Ethiopian tradition and culture."--Back cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-172) and index.
Contents Introduction / by Ziggy Marley -- Preface -- Editor's note -- Historic implications of the Kebra Nagast -- Kebra Nagast. Earth ; Power ; Wisdom ; Angel ; Vision ; Pearl -- Appendix -- Prophet -- Bibliography -- Index -- The ancestral tree.
Subject Kebra nagast -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Rastafari movement.
Spiritual life.
Conduct of life.
Jamaica -- Religious life and customs.
Ethiopia -- Religious life and customs.
Addl. Author Hausman, Gerald, editor.
Marley, Ziggy, writer of introduction.
ISBN 1250256453 (trade paperback)
9781250256454 (trade paperback)

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