We have acquired the book of Josippon or Yosëf wäldä Koryonor Josippon, or The Book of Josephas the Son of Ben Gorion (Some Non- Ethiopians refer to this book as Pseudo Josephus) It it also known as Zëna Ayhud. In our last post, we noted that we were working on purchasing it. It has since arrived.
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The book covers the history of ancient Israel. The publisher chose an image of Mary holding the infant Christ for the cover, although it is an Old Testament book, from the greater EOTC canon. It is definitely the right book however! The large title on the cover, and the title page at the top, reads “Zëna Ayhud” In Amharic.
We have also obtained the complete Hebrew text of Josippon. The Hebrew text is substantially different, and much longer. By having both texts, we could produce a future critical edition, noting all of the differences between the two, wherever they occur. Having two different texts for comparison could only aid the quality of the translation.
Your support made it possible for us to obtain the book! We would like to thank everyone who donated. We still have more books we need to obtain so that they can be translated into English. If you would like to help us with a donation, it is much appreciated. We are making progress and moving forward. This could take years, however the more support we receive, the faster we can progress. Thank you again.
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