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aldo12 January 2nd, 2017 12:20 AM

Ethiopia ancient culture.
 
Christianity in Ethiopia dates to the 1st century AD, arguably the first nation in the world to accept Christianity.

Swagganaut January 2nd, 2017 04:27 AM

Mhm no, the Kingdom of Aksum converted only in the 4th century AD. 340 AD, to be particular.
Eventually you are refering to the baptized Eunuch of the 'Ethiopian' Queen. Back then it was custom to call modern Sudan Ethiopia. The Sudanese kingdoms themselves converted even later than Aksum though (6th century).

Jax January 2nd, 2017 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Swagganaut (Post 2673739)
Mhm no, the Kingdom of Aksum converted only in the 4th century AD. 340 AD, to be particular.
Eventually you are refering to the baptized Eunuch of the 'Ethiopian' Queen. Back then it was custom to call modern Sudan Ethiopia. The Sudanese kingdoms themselves converted even later than Aksum though (6th century).

Wasn't that whole area usually referred to as Nubia?

Swagganaut January 2nd, 2017 10:54 AM

'Nubia' became only a thing with Muslim historiographies.

Edit: And that was only applied for the middle Nile Valley. Modern Ethiopia was called 'Habesh'.

Jax January 2nd, 2017 12:00 PM

Seems like this is the actual start of Christianity in Ethiopia.

"Saint Frumentius (Ge'ez ፍሬምናጦስ frēmnāṭōs; born at Tyre in the early fourth century, died ca. 383, Ethiopia) was the first Bishop of Aksum (or Axum), and he is credited with bringing Christianity to the Aksumite Kingdom.[1]

He was a Syro-Phoenician Greek born in Tyre. Captured with his brother as a boy, they became slaves to the King of Axum. He freed them before his death, and they were invited to educate his young heir. They also began to teach Christianity. Later Frumentius traveled to Alexandria, Egypt, where he appealed to have a bishop appointed and missionary priests sent to Axum. He was appointed bishop and established the Church in Ethiopia, converting many."

From. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frumentius

mikainen January 5th, 2017 07:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Jax (Post 2673992)
Seems like this is the actual start of Christianity in Ethiopia.

"Saint Frumentius (Ge'ez ፍሬምናጦስ frēmnāṭōs; born at Tyre in the early fourth century, died ca. 383, Ethiopia) was the first Bishop of Aksum (or Axum), and he is credited with bringing Christianity to the Aksumite Kingdom.[1]

He was a Syro-Phoenician Greek born in Tyre. Captured with his brother as a boy, they became slaves to the King of Axum. He freed them before his death, and they were invited to educate his young heir. They also began to teach Christianity. Later Frumentius traveled to Alexandria, Egypt, where he appealed to have a bishop appointed and missionary priests sent to Axum. He was appointed bishop and established the Church in Ethiopia, converting many."

From. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frumentius

This can't be the start of Christianity there if Aksum had Christianity as an official religion already in 330AD.

Swagganaut January 5th, 2017 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by mikainen (Post 2675642)
This can't be the start of Christianity there if Aksum had Christianity as an official religion already in 330AD.

Frumentius was the one who converted the Aksumite court in 340.

Jax January 5th, 2017 07:13 AM

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Originally Posted by mikainen (Post 2675642)
This can't be the start of Christianity there if Aksum had Christianity as an official religion already in 330AD.

Where do you see evidence of this?

mikainen January 5th, 2017 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Jax (Post 2675649)
Where do you see evidence of this?

I rely purely on internet and there seems to be both 330AD and 340AD as a date for conversion of Aksumite court.

Anyway, there surely were Christians in Ethiopia before that so that is the start of Christinanity as an _official_ religion there. Which may be what you meant?

Jax January 5th, 2017 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by mikainen (Post 2675673)
I rely purely on internet and there seems to be both 330AD and 340AD as a date for conversion of Aksumite court.

Anyway, there surely were Christians in Ethiopia before that so that is the start of Christinanity as an _official_ religion there. Which may be what you meant?

What can you present to us that would show that this statement is even remotely true?


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