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Ethiopian Orthodox Psalter

Catalog Number: F026


7.07" x 2.46" x 4.01"

179.63 mm x 62.62 mm x 101.95 mm

Ethnographic Origin: Amhara
Materials: Wood
Usage: N/A
Detailed Description of Significance:

 Psalter with 150 psalms of David and additional hymns and prayers.

Amlak is God, plural of the Semitic word for “King.”

Red texts: though heading of the psalm added as titles often original composition.

Elohim embodies the same lopic as “vous.” 

Translated from Greek in 4th or 5th century.

King David inside cover door.

“Coptic” is a misnomer. The Ethiopian church was once dependent on the Egyptian (Coptic) church. Coptic is one thing, Ethiopian another.