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

Hardcover (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$11.08
(Save 56%)
Est. Return Date: 06/18/2014
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$14.70
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $6.25
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 74%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (16) from $6.25   
  • New (10) from $13.43   
  • Used (6) from $6.25   

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

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: 124,723
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.63 (h) x 1.36 (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.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

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.

Read More Show Less

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
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews
  • 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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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!

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2004

    Rastafari can only be strengthened

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

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • 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.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 6 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)