The Magi in Ethiopic Tradition

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Witakowski, Witold;
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.2.1.534
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies | Literature; History; Magi; Manuscripts; Ge'ez; Gǝʿǝz; | ddc:200 | ddc:230 | ddc:400 | ddc:490 | ddc:800 | ddc:890 | ddc:900

The paper traces various extra–biblical strains of tradition concerning the Magi (MT 2,1–12) in Geʿez literature. The Magi (mäsäggǝlan, säbʾa sägäl) are present in various Ethiopic compositions, both translated from other languages and original. The compositions discuss... View more