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Operation Solomon: 14,000 Jews Return from Ethiopia

Ethiopian Biblical manuscript being created

The Jews of Ethiopia Return Home And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall scatter them among the nations, and disperse them in the countries. – Ezekiel 12:15 On May 25, 1991, a lost people were transported back to their ancient home. More than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews were returned to the Holy…

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Herodian Stones at Former Ethiopian Jewish Temple

Herodian Blocks at Yeha

On one of our trips to Ethiopia, we visited Christian sites like a Sabean (Sheba) Temple that was built in 700 BC; later on it was converted to a Jewish Temple. In around 600 AD, the then Jewish Temple was used as a Christian Church. However, the baptismal pool remains today. Pastor Stan Felder above…

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Ethiopia: Earliest Known Illuminated Biblical Scripts Found

Ancient Ethiopian Manuscript Holy Book

An ancient monastery in Northern Ethiopia has revealed the earliest known illuminated Biblical Gospel manuscripts. The Biblical scripts have not left the tiny monastery since they were written between 330 and 650 AD. This carbon dating was conducted in Oxford in late 2010. There had been a 1500-year old oral tradition associating the Gospels with…

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Ancient Manuscripts in Egypt & Ethiopia Still Relevant Today

Black and white ancient text of the Apocalypse of Peter

Christian Manuscripts in Egypt and Ethiopia from 110 AD In 1886-1887 the Apocalypse of Peter manuscript or the Revelation of Peter was found north of Luxor, Egypt. Luxor is an area known for its many sites, like monasteries and churches, for the early church in Egypt. It was written in 110 AD. Another Apocalypse of…

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Shepherds of Ancient Biblical Practices

Beta Israel, Dead Sea Scrolls

(Photo: Reuters) Beta Israel and the Second Temple Period Thousands of members of the Beta Israel community, also known as Ethiopian Jews, celebrated a unique holiday at the end of November. Traditionally on Sigd Holiday, the community fasts for a day during which they meet in the morning. Walking barefoot, together they make their way…

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Aksum museum curator discusses Ark of Covenant stone discovery

  On September 29 2010, Aksum (Axum) museum curator Tewdros Abreham discussed the recent discovery of a stone that was unearthed under Dungur Palace (Queen of Sheba Palace). The altar or stone most likely was the first used for the Ark of the Covenant’s arrival in Ethiopia when Menelik and the Levite priests sons brought…

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Biblical Creation Study Tour Sites in Ethiopia

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 Konture. 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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Visit the House of Israel in Ethiopia before Aliyah is completed

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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Ancient Biblical Texts and Judaic Altar’s can be Seen in Ethiopia

When we travel to Ethiopia, we visit the various churches – some dating back to 460AD. 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 by verse and hand scribe Bibles…

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Ethiopia Judaic background intertwined with Christianity

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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