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Great Books On Ethiopia

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 14, 2009



Book of Enoch

This apocryphal Biblical text was found in Ethiopia in 1733. This is the actual Old Testament Book of Enoch which should properly be just before Job in the Bible. Part of the Ethiopian Orthodox Canon, it has been removed from Western Bibles. The only preserved version of Enoch is the Ethiopic. Mysteries come to light in this ancient and sacred text. 192pp.


Enoch The Ethiopian

By Indus Khamit Kush. Lost prophet of the Bible, Enoch, has been preserved only in Ethiopia. This new book is an excellent study of the Holy One. Chapters include The stolen legacy of the Bible, Enoch’s lineage, African Origins of Man, Ethiopian Church canonization of Enoch, Enoch’s New Testament legacy and the African origins of the Hebrew. Very interesting work. 302 pp.


The Book of Jubilees

Like the Book of Enoch, the Book of Jubilees is another Ethiopic Biblical text removed from Western Bibles. These books were removed from the Bible by the Romans 1700 years ago. Only in Ethiopia were they held safe until this time. In the Ethiopian texts this work is also known as Kufale or the Book of Division. In English it is sometimes referred to as Little Genesis. 100pp.


Maccabees 1-4

This new book contains all four Maccabee books and Psalm 151. Macabees one and two are included in the Western apocrypha, but books three and four exist only in the Ethiopian canon. Psalm 151 was read by His majesty on Coronation day. Please note this book contains Macabbees 1-4 only and not the complete Bible. 238 pp.


Kebra Nagast; The Queen of Sheba and Her Only Son Meneylek

Translated By Sir E.A. Wallis Budge. The first English translation of the Glory of Kings is now available. Originally published in 1932, the Kebra nagast tells the Ethiopian scriptural story of how the Ark of the Covenant was taken from Jerusalem to Ethiopia by the son of King Solomon and Queen Makeda. The Budge version reads in a formal, Biblical style. 241 pp.


Kebra Nagast (Glory of Kings) -The True Ark of the Covenant

Translated and edited by Miguel Brooks. This is a majestic unveiling of ancient secrets. Originally recorded in Ethiopic languages, these pages were removed by royal decree from the authorized King James version. A startling revelation of long suppressed truths. 192 pp.


Ethiopia Reaches Her Hand Unto God:Imperial Ethiopia’s Unique Symbols, Structures and Role in the Modern World

By Gregory Copley. Forward by Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile Selassie. Details on modern Ethiopia’s unique Imperial symbols. Provides important information on the past, present and future of the Ethiopian Crown. Many of His Majesty’s symbols, orders and insignias are carefully explained in this book. 247 pp. 70 col. + b&w illustrations.


Ethiopia Speaks – The Italian Invasion 1935-1941

By Lance Suenarine. This new title covers the history of Ethiopia from the Italian invasion through His Majesty’s triumphal return in 1941. Good history and detail with interesting and rare documentation. 178 pp.


Ethiopian Women of Power

By Lance Seunarine. In this volume, Prof. Seunarine takes an overdue look at the powerful women in Ethiopia’s history. Includes short overviews of Makeda, Judith, Helen, Taytu, Zawditu, Empress Menen and more. 104pp.


The New Revised 6th and 7th Books of Moses.

Edited by Migene Gonzalez Wippler. Originally published in Germany in 1849 by Johann Scheibel. Scheibel cites the seals and invocations of this book came from ancient Hebrew texts. This book has long been hailed as a valuable tool in the study and practice of cabalistic magic. Includes the Magical Uses of the Psalms. 219 pp.


Mystery of the Long Lost 8th, 9th and 10th Books of Moses

By Henri Gamache. From the testimony of learned students of the Old Testament Gamache has concluded that Moses wrote ten Books rather than five. The book is in three parts: A biography of Moses, the five missing books and the Book of Miscellaney. 103 pp.


The Ethiopian Book of Life

Edited and translated by Sir E.A. Wallis Budge. Originally published in London in 1929, this is Budge’s translation of the Bandlet of Righteousness. This book includes Budge’s preface, the Lefafa Sedek described, a description of the manuscript, a 40 page appendix and plates of the original Ethiopic. The Bandlet listed below is the 32 page Bandlet without commentary. 140 pages in English plus the original plates.


Ethiopia: The Classic Case

By Ermias Kebede Wolde-Yesus, Nibure-Id. A book that thoroughly analyzes the true definitions of the Ethiopian and Ethiopianism from the perspective of the biblical assertion of the Divine Truth that, for instance, Jesus Christ is neither black nor white alone but an Ethiopian. Detailed explanation of the Seven Biblical Covenants which constitute Ethiopia or the Ethiopian are powerfully illustrated.


Ethiopic-An African Writing System

By Ayele Bekerie. A new book about the history and principles of Ge’ez. Looks at this ancient language as part of the African knowledge systems. Includes ideography, astronomy, numerology and a study of the the Ethiopic original Book of Enoch. 176 pp.


The Ethiopian Tewahedo Church

By Archbishop Yesehaq. The roots of the Ethiopian church are 3000 years old . This remarkable book discusses the customs, doctrine, practices and history of the church. Archbishop Yesehaq was appointed archbishop of the EOC in the Western Hemisphere in 1979. He gives history in detail and discusses, at length, the EOC in relation to the diaspora. A beautiful hardcover. 244pp.


The Sign and the Seal: The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant

By Graham Hancock. After ten years of searching, this journalist has tracked down the true story of the Ark of the Covenant. The author reveals where the Ark is today (Ethiopia) and how it got there. 600pp.


Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire

By Drusilla Dunjee Houston. In this book, the author traces human civilization up the Nile to it’s source in Ethiopia. Houston, with many disciplines of science, shows how all life flowed from the Garden of Eden down the Nile to Egypt, Greece, India and eventually to the corners of the Earth. 272 pp.


The Secret Teachings of Jesus

Translated by Marvin Meyer. From the Nag Hammadi Egyptian texts. Includes Secret Book of James, Gospel of Thomas, Secret Book of John and Book of Thomas. Gnostic wisdom from Africa. 129pp.


The Bandlet of Righteousness

Translated by E.A. Wallis Budge. An Ethiopian prayer from the Mashafa Heywat (Book of Life). Ancient Ethiopic text. Pamphlet sized, staple-bound. 32pp.


The Oxford NRSV Bible with Apocrypha

This version of the Bible contains Maccabees 1-4, Eccles

iasticus, Tobit, Judith, Baruch, Wisdom of Solomon and Esdras. These are all in the Ethiopian version, but not the KJV. Paperback. 1542 pp.


The Metaphysical Bible Dictionary

This is the book which Prophet Gad recommended to the 12 Tribes years ago in order to help understand metaphysical meaning in apparent material historical stories. A good reference for chapter a day learning and independent overstanding. Large hardcover edition. 706pp.


Fetha Nagast – The Law of the Kings

At last, the only English translation of the Fetha Nagast is now available. Only translated once into English in 1968 this book has never been available to the English reader until now. Contains the complete introduction by HIM Haile Selassie I. From His Majesty’s introduction: ” This is the law of life, for nations and for individuals, the law of lasting happiness and welfare”.


The Making of Modern Ethiopia

By Teshale Tibebu. Covers the development of modern Ethiopia from 1896 to 1974. Elaborates on four concepts; geber system, Aksumite paradigm, tabot Christianity and Ge’ez civilization. 246pp.


The Apocrypha.

These are the books between the old and new testaments which were removed from the King James Version in 1611. There are 14 books including I and II Esdras, Tobit, Wisdom of Solomon,Baruch, Bel and the Dragon and I and II Maccabees. Double column type. 157pp. Hardcover.


Ethiopia and the Missing Link in African History

By Rev. Sterling Means. A concise and uplifting look at the important role of Ethiopia in African history. Chapters include Prehistoric Ethiopia, Ethiopian Empire, Black Egypt, Haile Selassie, and the Emperors address. 161pp.

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Is Technology Evil?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 14, 2009


“And he gives to all, small and great, the poor and those who have wealth,   the free and those who are not free, a mark on their right hand or on their brows; So that no man might be able to do trade but he who has the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17

A couple of days ago I read a story about, Catholic bishops and priests in Italy asking churchgoers to make the ultimate sacrifice – and give up text messages, TV, iPods and Facebook for Lent. What could be their motivation for issuing such a warning?

We should be certain that, anyone who watches a TV is capable of knowing that Satan can come in many forms. He can be disguised as a very tempting sexy woman, a snake, a superhuman who can do whatever he/she wants, a magician who can wield a pitchfork etc.

But who would have guessed that the devious lord of hell would be a Web site? So, could it be “Facebook.”? This “networking” site allegedly offers to help the typical lonely, needy college students find each other. A place online where we can connect and form key bonds and lasting friendships. Or may be not.

Technology is a wonderful thing if we know how to use it properly. But, over the last couple of weeks I’ve reached a profound conclusion, that Satan, as well, is using technology to destroy humanity. One of the fun things about watching technology march by like a parade — one where all the bands get smaller and rounder as time goes on — is seeing new interpretations of the Bible based on the latest advances.

Early last century, the Mark of the Beast was your Social Security card, which presumably was encoded into the Computer Punch Card of the Beast and fed into Satan’s Mainframe.

After that, the Mark of the Beast was your credit card, and in the ’70s the UPC symbol was the new Mark, presumably because of the passage in Revelations stating, “And the mark was placed upon the Wonder Bread, both white and the kind they call wheat, even though it’s basically a slightly more tan version of the white stuff.”

Now, of course, the Mark of the Beast is RFID chips. It’s not enough that they might get your purchases tracked or your identity stolen, they might also get you booked into the Hotel Inferno for all eternity. Soon we will have TV or Movies on our eyes through contact lenses.

I think Bible believers, followers and/or thumpers are really overlooking the other technological warnings inherent in Revelation. Here are some actual Bible verses, and the cutting-edge technology to which they clearly refer:

“And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”

This is obviously a reference to file sharing. The “stars” in question are the hard-working entertainers of the world, “falling to earth” because of the “casting” of their works to and fro like figs (figs were the main form of entertainment in the ancient world) by a “mighty wind.” A mighty wind? Like a “torrent,” perhaps?

In Revelation 6:15 we read further, “And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains.

Clearly the “hiding” is the anonymity provided by “dens” of personal web spaces like Facebook and MySpace. The rocks are friends lists or something… Once the mighty men start joining Facebook, we’re screwed. So, please don’t do it, mighty men!

One that will no doubt rock the foundations of both social life and established religious thought could come through technology. Could the devil be lurking behind Facebook to suck the soul of unconscious and unaware folks?.

Of course, the weak are easy prey to Facebook’s temptations. We all show weakenss one way or the other. I used to check Facebook first. And there goes my afternoon. For many, it is difficult to wrap their mind around the mysterious allure of Facebook. Someone may add a new band to his “favorite music” category. Friends may reveal their likes of scary movies or some other weired things. Actually, if one tells you in person, you seriously won’t care. But when someone updates their profile, of course, we are there checking it out.

True, every once in a while people hook up or break up, and without Facebook we might have to wait a couple of hours to get the news. But who wants to hear this stuff in person when the message can be delivered by Facebook’s tactful “broken-heart” icon? Probably no one! Another thing everyone likes on Facebook is when people add photos, another enjoyable diversion. But, to me, I can’t help but feel a strictly Facebook-related kind of shame when I realize I’ve spent the last 15 or so minutes clicking through pictures full of people I don’t even know, discovering the test of exhaustion and depression.

If a photograph can steal your soul, what can an online profile do? Facebook keeps constant tabs on us all. It wants our current status and our vacation plans. It makes sure we are searchable at all times. You think Facebook is taking you places, connecting you with the world. But it’s really just putting you in your place, and your place is Facebook. This site is not your friend. It’s an insidious assault on your time and your brain cells. It doesn’t just want your soul, it already has it. Admit it: you are Facebook’s slave. You check in and report your doings, you read its messages, you receive its gifts. There is no escape. This is your world now. Sure, you can just take your butt offline. But the dark lord knows you can’t survive long without a news feed.

In the end, we ask ourselves, “what are we doing with our lives? I always used to think to much of TV was the devil, but I was wrong. Facebook and co. must be infinitely worse than reruns of “Friends”.

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