The Bible in Amharic

Collection ID

BIB.005017

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

2012

Geography

Nairobi, (Kenya)

Language

Amharic

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

8.9 × 6.5 × 1.2 in. (22.5 × 16.5 × 3 cm)

Exhibit Location

On view in The History of the Bible, Ta Biblia


Amharic is the lingua franca of Ethiopia, and the primary language spoken by the Amharas. This Bible is commonly used among people in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. This tradition has the largest biblical canon in Christianity, including works like Jubilees, Enoch, the books of Meqabyan, and other works unique to this canon, resulting in an Old Testament with 46 books and a New Testament with 35 books. This Bible, however, does not contain all of the books of the Ethiopic canon.

Printed in 2012 by United Bible Societies Africa Regional Center, Nairobi, Kenya; Purchased in 2016 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC

description

Amharic is the lingua franca of Ethiopia, and the primary language spoken by the Amharas. This Bible is commonly used among people in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. This tradition has the largest biblical canon in Christianity, including works like Jubilees, Enoch, the books of Meqabyan, and other works unique to this canon, resulting in an Old Testament with 46 books and a New Testament with 35 books. This Bible, however, does not contain all of the books of the Ethiopic canon.


provenance

Printed in 2012 by United Bible Societies Africa Regional Center, Nairobi, Kenya; Purchased in 2016 by Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC


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