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Early Christian literature in Ethiopic

Religion / Judaism :

ALIN SUCIU: Panel on Early Christian Literature Preserved in Classical Ethiopic (Ge’ez) (from Timothy B. Sailors). The Panel meets in Warsaw at the 19th International Conference of Ethiopian Studies in August of 2015.One of the more...

The Ancient Bookshelf.

Academics / Linguistics : Language Hat

I’ve discovered another interesting blog, The Ancient Bookshelf, whose motto (with which I cannot disagree) is “Old stuff is exciting!” It’s run by James Hamrick, and lately he seems to be concentrating on Ge’ez (classical Ethiopic)...

Sartorial news from ancient Israel

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HAARETZ has a couple of recent articles on clothing and its coloring in ancient Israel. First: Pink wool to ponchos: What people in ancient Israel really wore. The man in the dusty street wore a tunic and sandals. The rich could dre...

Haaretz on the piyyut

Religion / Judaism :

A NICE ARTICLE ON THE PIYYUT in Haaretz : Orthodox, secular Jews keep ancient poems alive in singing groups across Israel If the piyyutim are so ancient, and are shared by Jews from many cultures, how come the piyyut is now a specie...

The Weeknd Donates $50,000 to Toronto University to Establish Ethiopic Studies Program

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Vulture

"The Hills" are alive with the sound of charitable giving. The Toronto Star reports that the Weeknd — born Abel Tesfaye — has donated an extremely generous $50,000 to the University of Toronto to establish a new Ethiopic Studies pro...


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