B.T.A. Evetts, transl. and ed., Abu Salih, Churches and Monasteries of Egypt and Some Neighboring Countries (Oxford, 1895), pp. 105b, 106a. The Arabic text appears on p. 133.


For example, Ephraim Isaac, “An Obscure Component in Ethiopian Church History,” Le Museon 85 (1972), pp. 225–258; Isaac, A Text-Critical Introduction to Mashafa Berhan (Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1973), pp. 109, 116, 118, etc.; E. Hammerschmidt, Jewish Elements in the Cult of the Ethiopian Church,” Journal of Ethiopian Studies (1965), pp. 1–12; E. Ullendorff, Ethiopia and the Bible (Oxford The British Academy/Oxford Univ. Press, 1968), pp. 82–87; M. Rodinson, “Sur la question des influences juives en Ethiopie,” Journal of Semitic Studies 9 (1964), pp. 11–19; H. Ludolf, Commentarius ad suam Historiam Aethiopicam (Frankfort, 1961); J.S. Trimmingham, Islam in Ethiopia (London Frank cass. 1952); C. Rathjens, Die Juden in Abessinien (Hamburg, 1921), p. 48; H.M. Hyatt, The Church of Abyssinia (London, 1928), pp. 169ff; T. Bent, The Sacred City of the Ethiopians (London, 1893), pp. 55ff.


Scholars have shunned a public discussion of the book on the grounds that it is not a scholarly work. A presentation by Hancock planned for the University of Toronto about a year and a half ago was abruptly canceled when, according to reports, some scholars vehemently opposed it.