Kebra Nagast: The Book of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica / Edition 1

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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312167936
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 111,151
  • Product dimensions: 5.45 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Hausman calls himself a "native of the world" after living in so many places in the United States and the West Indies. He spent more than twenty years in New Mexico where many of his American Indian folktales were collected and published. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, Hausman has been a storyteller almost since birth. His more than 70 books attest to his love of folklore, a passion instilled by his mother who painted the portraits of Native American chiefs. During his thirty-five years as a storyteller, Gerald has entertained children of all ages at such places as The Kennedy Center, Harvard University, St John's College and in schools from one end of the country to the other. Five audio books have come out in recent years and two of Gerald's books have been made into animated and folkloric films. His books have also been translated into a dozen foreign languages.

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The Kebra Nagast

THE KEBRA NAGAST.Copyright © 1997 by Gerald Hausman. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. For information, address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Preface 11
Editor's Note 15
The Historic Implications of the Kebra Nagast 19
The Kebra Nagast
Earth 25
Power 43
Wisdom 53
Angel 73
Vision 89
Pearl 133
Appendix 165
Prophet 169
Bibliography 197
Index 199
The Ancestral Tree 204
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2004

    fact of rasta

    This book sounds like a good book but i think some of it's history of Rastafari is little mixed up. i'm doing a research on rasta and i have some concrete information that the rastafari movement was started by a man called Althyi Rogers from a little island in the caribbean called Anguilla. The book that governs rasta religion is called the holy Pibi.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2007

    You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free!

    I have often woundered where the ark of the covenant was located and when I found out, I wanted to know how It arrived in Ethiopia. The truth in in this Book. Made plan, for anyone seeking the truth to find out. If you are truly ready for the truth, read and receive. It is a gift, that you give yourself and those you love dearly. Peace!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2007

    A reviewer

    I treat this book as much as the Bible. I am going to get the Original Kebra Nagast To fit the Collection.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2004

    Rastafari can only be strengthened

    Enlightment is the only description. truely revealing and fulfilling. Descriptively enthralling.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2000

    A Must read for those seeking Rasta Roots.

    This Book is a Phenomenal over view of Biblical history and modern Rastifarian thinking. Short enough to finish in a couple reading sessions, but insightful to the point that you'll read it twice! Ziggy Marley's short peice changed my opinion, (For the better), of the artist and even aswerd some of my long awaited question about his Father, Bob Marley. The book jumps from Historical facts to journalistic type of narration about conversations and legends spoken by Rasta-Men. The auther related Quotes from Marley's lyrical masterpeices to Biblical quotations magnificently.

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