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Kebra Nagast Contents

THE 'BOOK OF THE GLORY OF KINGS'

KEBRA NAGAST

Translated from the Ethiopic

by SIR E. A. WALLIS BUDGE M.A., LITT.D., D.LITT., LIT.D. F.S.A.

MCMXXXII

OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS LONDON : HUMPHREY MILFORD


CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION

The Manuscripts of the KEBRA NAGAST,.
Translation of the Arabic Version
Legends of the Queen of SHEBA in the ḲUR
Modern Legends of SOLOMON and the Queen of SHEBA
Summary of the Contents of the KEBRA NAGAST

THE CHAPTERS OF THE KEBRA NAGAST

The Glory of Kings
The Greatness of Kings
The Kingdom of ADAM
Concerning Envy
The Kingdom of SETH
The Sin of CAIN
NOAH
The Flood
The Covenant of NOAH
Concerning ZION
Declaration of the Three Hundred and Eighteen Orthodox Fathers
CANAAN
ABRAHAM
The Covenant of ABRAHAM
ISAAC and JACOB
REUBEN
The Glory of ZION
The Agreement of the Orthodox Fathers and Bishops
The Discovery of the Book KEBRA NAGAST
The Division of the Earth
The Queen of the South
TR, the Merchant
The Return of TR to ETHIOPIA
The Queen of ETHIOPIA prepares for her Journey to JERUSALEM
The Queen of ETHIOPIA comes to SOLOMON the King
The Conversation of SOLOMON with the Queen of ETHIOPIA
SOLOMON and the Workman
SOLOMON'S Instructions to the Queen
The Three Hundred and Eighteen PatriarchsNarrative of SOLOMON and the Queencontinued
SOLOMON'S Oath to the Queen of ETHIOPIA
SOLOMON'S Sign to the Queen of ETHIOPIA
The Queen brings forth her son BAYNA-LEḤKEM
BAYNA-LEḤKEM sets out for JERUSALEM
BAYNA-LEḤKEM arrives in GAZA
SOLOMON makes BAYNA-LEḤKEM Captain of his Host
SOLOMON'S Conversation with BAYNA-LEḤKEM
SOLOMON questions his son BAYNA-LEḤKEM
SOLOMON decides to send BAYNA-LEḤKEM away with the eldest sons of his nobles
BAYNA-LEḤKEM (i.e. MENYELEK) is anointed King of ETHIOPIA, and is called DAVID (II)
ZADOK'S Commands to DAVID (II)
The blessing of Kings
The Ten Commandments
The Priests and Officials of the Court of DAVID (II) in ETHIOPIA
The King must not be reviled
The Sons of the Nobles who are to go to ETHIOPIA make a plot
The Plot to steal the Tabernacle of ZION from the Temple in JERUSALEM
The Offering of AZARIAH and the King
How they stole the Tabernacle of ZION
How SOLOMON blessed his son DAVID (II)
The farewell of DAVID (II) to his father, and the grief of the people
SOLOMON bids ZADOK fetch the covering of the Tabernacle of ZION
ZADOK gives DAVID (II) the covering of the Tabernacle of ZION
The Gift of the Wagon of ZION to ETHIOPIA
How DAVID (II) prophesied and saluted ZION
How the People of ETHIOPIA Rejoiced
ZADOK the Priest discovers that the Tabernacle of ZION has been stolen
The Swooning of ZADOK the Priest
How SOLOMON rose up to slay them
SOLOMON arrives in EGYPT and questions the EGYPTIANS
SOLOMON'S Lament for the Tabernacle of ZION
SOLOMON'S Return to JERUSALEM
SOLOMON'S Resignation to the Will of God
The Elders accept SOLOMON'S View and decide to keep the theft of ZION a secret
SOLOMON marries an Egyptian Princess
The Sin of SOLOMON
SOLOMON a prototype of CHRIST
The Death Lament of SOLOMON
The Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Salvation
The Conversation of SOLOMON with the Angel concerning CHRIST
The Reign of REHOBOAM
The Virgin Mary, the daughter of DAVID
The King of R(CONSTANTINOPLE)
ADR the son of SOLOMON, becomes King of R/td>
The King of MEDY, a descendent of SHEM
The King of BABYLON, a descendent of SHEM
NEBUCHADNEZZAR, the son of KARM, a descendent of SHEM
The King of PERSIA, a descendent of TAMAR
The King of MOAB, a descendent of LOT
The King of AMALEK, a descendent of LOT
The King of PHILISTIA, a descendent of SAMSON
How AKAMḤ, the son of SAMSON, slew ṬEBR, the son of the King of the PHILISTINES
ABRAHAM'S journey into EGYPT
The King of the ISHMAELITES
How BAYNA-LEḤKEM (DAVID II) returned to ETHIOPIA
How Queen MĔDrejoiced at his coming
How Queen MĔDmade her son King of ETHIOPIA
How the Ethiopian Nobles swore fidelity to him
BAYNA-LEḤKEM describes to his Mother his anointing as King
Queen MĔD#39;S Address to the ISRAELITES in ETHIOPIA
How AZARIAH praised the Queen and her Royal City
Regulations about Meats, clean and unclean
How the Kingdom of BAYNA-LEḤKEM (DAVID II) was established in ETHIOPIA
How the Men of R(BYZANTIUM) destroyed the Faith
The first war of BAYNA-LEḤKEM (DAVID II)
How the Authority of BAYNA-LEḤKEM was universally accepted
The Prophecies concerning CHRIST
The Murmuring of the ISRAELITES against MOSES and AARON
The Rod of MOSES and the Rod of AARON
Parable of the Two Slaves, i.e. the Devil and ADAM
How the Angels rebelled against God when He created ADAM
Concerning Him that existeth in everything
The Beginning
The Horns of the Altar and their significance
The Ark of NOAH and the Talk of the Wicked
The belief of ABRAHAM
A prophecy concerning the Coming of CHRIST
CHRIST'S glorious entrance into JERUSALEM
The Wickedness of the Jews
The Crucifixion
The Resurrection
The Ascension of CHRIST and His Second Coming
The Prophets as prototypes of CHRIST
The Chariot and the Vanquisher of the Enemy
The Return of ZION
The Judgement of ISRAEL
The Chariot of ETHIOPIA
The King of Rand the King of ETHIOPIA
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