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Antique Ethiopian Magic Scroll Amulet # 3

Sold ! This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-22)
Price : US $70.99



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Ethiopian gospel or prayer scrolls, are often referred to as ‘magic scrolls’; since they were believed to posses protective, and healing powers. They were worn by their caretakers around the neck.



 

Saint Mathew was Christ’s only Apostle in Ethiopia, and it is believed by many Coptic Christians that starting around 300-400 A.D.; fragments of his writings were preserved and encased during successive generations within these leather pouches.



 

Over time, scribes would copy over the words to new parchment and re-seal them in new leather pouches; as it was the power of the disciple’s words that was important to preserve, and not the paper they were written on. The parchment inside may be 200 years old, or it may be 1600 years old. We simply do not know. The pouches all came from an estate collection of a prominent Catholic priest who did missionary work in Ethiopia in 1940. No other information is available.

 

We have posted below, a typical fragment that would be found inside one of these reliquaries.


We guarantee the undisturbed condition of each pouch with a full money back guarantee, so long as the leather pouch is returned to us within 7 days of its arrival in the very same undisturbed condition as we sent it.


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