The Prince and the Plunder

A book on how Britain took one boy and piles of treasures from Ethiopia

The Psalms and other Old Testament books (OR 493)

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What: An 18th century Ethiopian manuscript containing containing The Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom, The Song of Songs, 1st Kings , 2nd Kings , 3rd Kings, 4th Kings, Lists of the Kings of Judah and Israel, and of the Prophets and High-priests, Chronicles, 2nd Chronicles, Hosea, Amos, Micah, Joel, Obadia, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi and Daniel.

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

Ref: OR 493
Digital version –

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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