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Offline Nephi

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Kebra Nagast
« on: June 23, 2013, 09:57:28 PM »
I realize it's probably only used by the Ethiopians, but how do they view it and how do the other OO view it (if at all)?

I find it pretty interesting. I haven't read too much of it, but the very beginning is neat:

Then the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit said: "Let us make man in Our similitude and likeness" and with ready agreement and goodwill They were all of this opinion. And the Son said: "I will put on the body of Adam," and the Holy Spirit said: "I will dwell in the hearts of the Prophets and the Righteous"; and this common agreement and covenant was fulfilled in Zion, the city of their Glory.

-Kebra Nagast, pg. 5, translated by Miguel F. Brooks

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Re: Kebra Nagast
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 12:05:34 AM »
I'm not aware of the Kebra Nagast ever being used by the Armenians for any purpose, or of it even being translated into Armenian.  Interestingly, though, it does include the story of St. Gregory the Illuminator's imprisonment by King Drtad of Armenia. 

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Re: Kebra Nagast
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 01:04:29 AM »
There was a monograph by Brill on Armenians and Ethiopians, but I've lost the reference.
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