Basics of Ancient Ethiopic
Basics of Ancient Ethiopic by Archie Wright introduces students to the basic grammar of ancient Ethiopic (Ge'ez) while approaching the language through its wider cultural and literary context, and its historical legacy.
As part of the widely-used Zondervan Language Basics series of resources, Wright's Ethiopic grammar is a student-friendly introduction. It helps students learn by:
- Minimizing technical jargon
- Providing only the information needed to learn the basics
- Breaking the grammar of language down into manageable and intuitive chunks
- Illustrating the grammar in question by its use in rich selections from ancient Christian and the Second Temple Jewish books of 1 Enoch and Jubilees
- Providing grammar, readings, exercises, and a lexicon all in one convenient volume
Basics of Ethiopic provides an ideal first step into this important language and focuses on getting the student into texts and translation as quickly as possible.
About the Author
Dr. Archie Wright is the executive director of the Catholic Biblical Association of America. He is a visiting lecturer at The Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. and London School of Theology in London, UK. His Doctorate is in the area of Second Temple Judaism and biblical interpretation in early Judaism and Christianity. He earned his PhD at Durham University in England under the supervision of professors Loren T. Stuckenbruck and C.T. Robert Hayward. Other publications include The Origin of Evil Spirits, Satan and the Problem of Evil, Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology, and The Spirit Says: Inspiration and Interpretation in Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Texts along with other essays and journal articles.