Howard Divinity Delegation Travels to Ethiopia For Return of Sacred Biblical Manuscript
Courtesy: Howard University
Courtesy: Howard University

Representatives from the Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD) have traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to return a sacred, 14th-15th century manuscript to Debre Libanos Monastery, one of Ethiopia’s holiest sites.

The manuscript, known as Tweed MS150, contains two different texts: the Acts of Paul and the Acts of Serabamon. It is part of one of the largest collections of Ethiopian sacred artifacts housed in the United States.

The 240-piece collection was originally gifted to HUSD in 1993 by the late Dr. André Tweed, a prominent psychiatrist and alumnus of the University. The manuscript is a rare text that provides historical insights into early Christianity and the connection between African and Judaic cultures and traditions.

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  1. I certainly hope the administrators and faculty from Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD) digitized this manuscript before returning it to Ethiopia. Thereby, this invaluable document can be thoroughly analyzed via students and faculty in the years to come.

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