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Kebra Negast ("The Glory of Kings") is an illustrated book on the history of the Ethopian orthodox religion. The book documents the transition of Ethiopian religion, from the worship of nature and the stars to that of the Israelic orthodox religion. The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (Ityopiya, Amharic ኢትዮጵያ) is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. ... Separate articles treat Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Orthodox Judaism. ... The State of Israel (Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל, transliteration: Medinat Yisrael; Arabic: دَوْلَةْ اِسْرَائِيل, transliteration: ) is a country in the Middle East on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. ...


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  • Translated by E. A. Wallis Budge (http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/kn/) (London, 1932) at Sacred Texts

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Brief History of the Kebra Negast (681 words)
The KEBRA NAGAST, or the Book of the Glory of Kings of Ethiopia, has been in existence for at least a thousand years, and contains the true history of the origin of the Solomonic line of kings in Ethiopia.
It is regarded as the ultimate authority on the history of the conversion of the Ethiopians from the worship of the sun, moon, and stars to that of the Lord God of Israel.
None of the manuscripts of the KEBRA NAGAST give any indication as to the identity of its compilers, the time when it was written, nor the circumstances under which it was compiled.
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