A recent donation of over one million dollars’ worth Ethiopian religious manuscripts to The Catholic University of America’s Semitics Department has opened up new research opportunities for students and professors studying the Christian Near East.

The collection, which contains several hundred Christian and Islamic Ethiopian texts, as well as several hundred prayer scrolls, was donated by Gerald and Barbara Weiner. The Weiners, who are from Chicago, are collectors of a variety of artifacts like the manuscripts and have a particular interest in Ethiopian texts. Read More


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