The Kebra Nagast is a sacred text originally written in 14th century Ethiopia. It tells the story of how the Queen of Sheba met the biblical King Solomon, and relates the birth of her son, Menilek, who became the legendary king of Ethiopia. A work of incredible cultural significance, The Kebra Nagast is far more than simply a piece of literature—it is a testament to richness of Ethiopian tradition and culture. In addition to its importance in Ethiopian traditions, the Kebra Nagast has become a key text for Rastafarians.
The Kebra Nagast: The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith is the latest title in the Essential Wisdom Library series, which brings sacred texts from all traditions to modern readers. This new edition of the book includes a foreword by Ziggy Marley, which explores the importance of the Kebra Nagast as a powerful and sacred text both in Rastafarian tradition and in a broader sense. A clean, fresh design and inside cover printing give this ancient text modern appeal.