An ‘Old Amharic’ Commentary on the Nicene Creed

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Appleyard, David L. (2013)
  • Publisher: Universität Hamburg, Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies
  • Journal: Aethiopica (issn: 2194-4024, eissn: 1430-1938)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15460/aethiopica.6.1.373
  • Subject: Ethiopian Studies | Nicene Creed; ṣälotä haymanot; Andǝmta; Christianity; ; Manuscripts; Amharic; | ddc:090 | ddc:230 | ddc:400 | ddc:490 | ddc:890

Translation of a pre-modern Amharic commentary on the Nicene Creed in English. The text of a Commentary on the Nicene Creed (ṣälotä haymanot) which forms the subject of this paper appears at the end of a copy of the Psalter and Wǝddase Maryam belonging to the Ethiopian church at Däbrä Gännät in Jerusalem [MS JE 48 E = MS Dabra Gannat 186]. The text was copied and circulated privately by the late Roger Cowley, who also records that material similar in outline but different in detail is contained in the andǝmta-commentary on the Anaphora of the Nicene Fathers.