The Book of the Bee

E. A. Wallis Budge

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The Book of the Bee is a collection of theological and historical texts compiled by Solomon of Akhlat in the thirteenth century. The book discusses various topics including the creation, heaven and earth, the angels, darkness, paradise, Old Testament patriarchs, New Testament events, lists of kings and patriarchs, and the final day of resurrection. The book was originally written in Syriac and has been translated into English and Arabic.

This edition was taken from the Sacred Texts version and here are the transcription notes:

Where the existence of a Syriac word is crucial to the understanding of a footnote, it has been noted with the symbol ###. Underlines represent breve (short) markings over vowels, and dots under consonants, `and´ represent right and left pointing apostrophes in transcriptions of Semitic words.

This book has 125 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1886.

Production notes: This ebook of The Book of the Bee was published by Global Grey ebooks on the 19th August 2018, and updated on the 2nd April 2021. The artwork used for the cover is 'St John the Evangelist on the Island of Patmos' by Domenico Ghirlandaio.

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