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The Kebra Nagast or Book of Kings By E.A. Wallis Budge
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The Kebra Nagast, or the Book of the Glory of Kings, is an account written in Ge'ez of the origins of the Solomonic line of the Emperors of Ethiopia. The text, in its existing form, is at least seven... More > hundred years old, and is considered by many Ethiopian Christians to be an inspired and a reliable account. Not only does it contain an account of how the Queen of Sheba met Solomon, and about how the Ark of the Covenant came to Ethiopia with Menelik I, but contains an account of the conversion of the Ethiopians from the worship of the sun, moon, and stars to that of the "Lord God of Israel".< Less
Three Encomiums on the Archangel Michael By E.A. Wallis Budge
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These three Encomiums were written about the beginning of the VIIth century, and in them we see some of the earliest specimens of this class of Coptic literature in existence. The lives of Coptic... More > saints and the Encomiums upon them are generally too full of miracles and somewhat monotonous exhortations to the listener and reader, but these Encomiums now published for the first time are interesting exceptions to the rule, for they contain narratives which are full of importance, not only for the philologist and antiquary, but also for the student of comparative folk-lore and demonology. They were translated by E.A. Wallis Budge in 1894.< Less