Citation
Composite manuscript in Gǝ’ǝz (Ethiopic) in several hands, including a variety of religious texts, the Ethiopian calendar, and passages from Scripture with comments

Material Information

Title:
Composite manuscript in Gǝ’ǝz (Ethiopic) in several hands, including a variety of religious texts, the Ethiopian calendar, and passages from Scripture with comments exemplars
Series Title:
Objects of instruction : treasures of SOAS
Place of Publication:
Ethiopia
Publication Date:
Language:
Geʻez
Materials:
Vellum ( medium )
Measurements:
H16 x W14 cm in

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Coptic Church -- Liturgy ( lcsh )
እስያ -- ኢትዮጵያ
Spatial Coverage:
Africa -- Ethiopia
Coordinates:
9 x 39.5

Notes

Abstract:
A collection of texts (prayers, liturgies, John’s Revelation, Isaiah, Matthew), including the Ethiopian calendar, known as Book of Abu Shaker, originally written in Arabic by a thirteenth-century Coptic deacon. It preserves much otherwise unknown information on the Alexandrian Jewish and Christian ecclesiastical calendars of the third and fourth centuries CE. It gives the intervals between the events of sacred history from the Creation on, and dates events in the life of Christ according to various calendars. In Ethiopia it is known also as Bāḥra Ḥassāb (The Sea of Reckoning’), and is considered extremely difficult to master. A genealogy of Ethiopian kings included in this manuscript states that it was written in the 31st year of King Fāsilǝdas’ reign (1663 CE) (Text by Tania Tribe, from the exhibition catalogue: Objects of instruction : treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Anna Contadini, Editor. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007.) ( en )
General Note:
The 'Objects of instruction : the treasures of SOAS' exhibition was funded through a generous gift from the Foyle Foundation and with the support of the Arts & Humanities Research Council.
General Note:
Source: A. Contadini (ed.), Objects of Instruction : Treasures of the School of Oriental and African Studies. London : SOAS, University of London, 2007, p.113, no.88.
General Note:
Folios 42v-43r of MS 41383

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Holding Location:
Archives and Special Collections
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
MS 41383 ( soas manuscript number )
c35f0787-8b69-4acb-94bc-6006378c0853 ( calm recordid )