Onesimos Nesib. A Short Biography of Onesimos Nesib: C. 1850-1931. Terfassa Diga.

Onesimos Nesib. A Short Biography of Onesimos Nesib: C. 1850-1931

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, 1999. First Edition. 8vo., 112 pp., sources, bibliography. -- Small bump to bottom front cover. Top front cover has small crease to top where a paper clip had been. -- World catalog has no listings for this book. -- Condition. Very good. Item #10058

"Onesimos Nesib (Oromo: Onesimos Nasiib; Amharic: ; c 1856 – 21 June 1931) was a native Oromo scholar who converted to Lutheran Christianity and translated the Christian Bible into the Oromo language. His parents named him Hika as a baby, meaning "Translator"; he took the name "Onesimus", after the Biblical character, upon converting to Christianity. -- Onesimos Nesib is included in the American Lutheran Book of Worship as a saint, who commemorate his life 21 June. The Mekane Yesus Church honored him by naming their seminary in Addis Ababa for him. He is also known to be the pioneer of modern Oromo literature."-wikipedia.

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