What is in Ethiopia
What is in Ethiopia?
The Ark of the Covenant is believed to have been brought to Ethiopia with Minilik I, the beloved son of King Solomon and Queen Sheba, and may still be in Ethiopia. Ethiopia’s national epic, The Kebra Nagast, was not the first or only work to claim that the ark had been taken to Ethiopia.
Ethiopia possesses some of the most sacred and treasured religious relics and monuments in the world. Some relics are said to be original objects from Solomon’s Temple. The Ethiopians have shown their devotion to God by carving church buildings and monasteries out of solid rock.
A distinct ancient Jewish Culture in exist in Ethiopia. Beta Israel, also known as Ethiopian Jews, have lived for centuries in Ethiopia. Some trace their heritage back to the entourage King Solomon sent back to Ethiopia with his son Menelik I when Melelik I journeyed from Ethiopia to visit him. Many more trace their heritage back to the Tribe of Dan. Some report that their Danite origins go back to the time of Moses. Moses was married to an Ethiopian woman. (Num. 12:1).