On a recent Bible tour of Ethiopia and Northern Africa, we visited the ancient rock church dedicated to King Ezana and also the church that is dedicated in maintaining the knowledge of the mysteries of God. The priest discussed with our group these mysteries of their ancient faith in Jesus Christ as Lord of all the…

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As we journey through Ethiopia, we’re blessed with numerous beautiful Christian sites. For example, located an hour or so South of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia is an archeological site called Melka Kunture. It is an archeological site which is a huge accumulation of all types of animal and human bones in one small area. The local…

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Still today, Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews) religious practices and their original texts are from First Temple pre-622BC, not Second Temple. Consequently, their assimilation into modern day Judaism in Israel since the air lifts has seriously compromised their heritage and identity. This is documented by Dr. Bernard Leeman – lending credence for the Sheba-Menelik Cycle Torah…

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In Ethiopian Bible tours we’ve learned so much more about the Judaic customs of the Christian Orthodox brothers and sisters in Ethiopia. We learned that the priesthood of Aksum (Axum) believes it is the inheritor of the Hebrew Aaronite priesthood and the Beta Israel priests believe they themselves are Aaron’s descendants. We did some research…

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When we travel to Ethiopia, we visit various churches (some dating back to 460 AD) to see Biblical Texts and Judaic Altars. Each church has its own hand-scribed Bible and the oldest churches and monasteries keep their ancient Bible’s and texts under lock and key. Even today, there are scribes that know the Bible verse…

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Today all Ethiopian churches have many similarities to Judaism. Scholars also now agree that Beta Israel or the Ethiopian Jews practiced First Temple Judaism. They had not been introduced to the Talmud, etc. We visit the communities of Beta Israel and continue to learn of more discoveries surrounding their rich cultural heritage. This is why…

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When we travel to Ethiopia on the various festival dates, you will be able to see the cloth-covered “Ark of the Covenant” (replica) paraded through town by a troupe of chanting priests along with replica’s of the tablets (tabot) on their heads. They hold silk umbrellas which are symbols of heaven, swinging incense burners, beating…

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A Magi’s Tomb may have been found in Axum (Aksum), Ethiopia. The Birth of Christ is said to have taken place in the eighth year of Emperor Bazén’s reign. The Ethiopian church teaches that Emperor Bazén was one of the Magi who visited Jesus soon after his birth. He delivered the gift of frankincense. Emperor Bazén (Jewish),…

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