Howard Divinity School returns sacred Ethiopian manuscript to Orthodox monastery

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Howard University School of Divinity representatives, left to right, Blain Zerihun, Alice Ogden Bellis, Alton B. Pollard, III, Gay Byron, and Lawrence Rodgers. Photo courtesy of Justin D. Knight/Howard University

Howard University School of Divinity representatives, left to right, Blain Zerihun, Alice Ogden Bellis, Alton B. Pollard, III, Gay Byron, and Lawrence Rodgers. Photo courtesy of Justin D. Knight/Howard University

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(RNS) The 15th-century manuscript is sacred to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church.

  • Thank you for this very interesting article. I understand that the HUDS has a collection of ETH manuscripts. My question is, why did you select these two books, and not others, to be returned? And, when and how did you acquire the colllection?
    I am a PhD reseracher forcussing on the future of cultural and historical objects, acquired in the European colonial era )http://www.ghhpw.com/jos-van-beurden.php) . I am also an Ethiopia specialist (e.g. http://www.ethiopia-book.com)

  • Teshale Mengesha

    Thank you, you are a true mvp. Today we are celebrating a Ethiopian themcit so thank you. One question, how did you keep this book with out damaging or no stains or anything. Thank you and have a nice day

  • Thank you for this article….I found it particularly interesting as the “Acts of St.Paul” is mentioned in my novel, The Secret Love Letters of Saint Paul.
    There’s much more depth to early Christian writing than is easily available or even widely know.