Ethiopic Scriptures

Wednesday 19 October, 18.00 - 19.30 

Detail from illustrated manuscript showing the Evangelist Luke holding a page and a pen

Talk in Pitt Rivers Lecture Theatre. Entry via Robinson Close, off South Parks Road.

Also online via Zoom.

Booking details & online link coming soon.

Tickets: Friends free, Non-Friends £5, Online free but donations welcome.

In Ethiopia and Eritrea manuscripts, often lavishly illustrated, have for centuries been the principal means of transmitting the Scriptures and recording historical information. Ethiopic manuscripts thus provide us with insights into the life and culture of the society in which they were produced. The Bodleian Library has one of the oldest and most significant collection of Ethiopic manuscripts in the world but a large and very significant portion of this collection – 55 manuscripts bequeathed by the Oxford Medical Officer Juel-Jensen in 2006 – remain uncatalogued. Mai Musie and Cesar Merchan-Hamann discuss their research.

Talk organised by the Friends of Pitt Rivers Museum - everyone welcome. Doors open at 18.00 and refreshments will be served. Talk starts at 18.30.