The Queen of Sheba And Her Only Son Menyelek, complete translation of the Kebra Nagast by Sir E. A. Wallis Budge
ETHIOPIAN LITERATURE / Biblical & African Studies The Queen of Sheba And Her Only Son Menyelek is a complete English translation of the famous Ethiopian work The Kebra Nagast - "The Glory of the Kings of Ethiopia." Compiled by a Ethiopian priest who translated into Ge'ez, the liturgical and holy language of the Ethiopic Church in the 6th century AD, from and based upon much older material, mainly in Coptic, the language of Ancient Egypt. The Kebra Nagast is a remarkable mixture or fusion of pre-Masoretic biblical text, Hebraic legends and African Judeo-Christian traditions; some historical and some of a mythic quality, derived from the Old Testament manuscripts and the later African Rabbinic writings and from Egyptian (both Kamo-Semitic and Hebraic-Christian), Arabian, Muhammadan and indigenous Ethiopian sources. The principle theme of the work is the descent of the Kings of Ethiopia from the union of Solomon, King of Israel, and the "Queen of the South."