The Prince and the Plunder

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The Book of Enoch, Job, and the 12 Minor Prophets (OR 491)

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What: An Ethiopian manuscript containing a note in Amharic, of the 4th year of King Takla Giyorgis ( A.D 1779- 1784) The Book of Enoch, Hosea, Amos, Joel, Obadia, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah,Malachi, Tobit, Judith, Esther, The Book of Maccabees, 1st Macabees, 2nd Macabees, a list of books and church furniture. The manuscript says it was written for Nathaniel.

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

Ref: OR 491
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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