The Prince and the Plunder

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The Book of Enoch and a list of those who ruled over the Jews (OR 492)

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What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript the Book of Enoch alongside other books and a list of those who ruled over the Jews after the Captivity, beginning with Nebuchadnezzar, and coming down, through Alexander the Great, the Prolemies, and the Roman and Byzantine Emperors, to ‘Amr ibn ‘al-Asi, the first Muslim governor of Egypt.

Where: The British Library, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

Ref: OR 492
Digital version –

Stamped at the front: “Presented by the Secretary of State for India Aug. 1868”
Listed as part of the “Magdala collection” in William Wright’s Catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in the British Museum acquired since the year 1847

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