|Title:||The Book of the Bee|
|Subtitle:||Edited by E. A. W. Budge|
|By Solomon of Akhlat|
|From the 1886 edition|
|Format:||Hardback, Black, 6 x 9 in|
The Book of the Bee is a collection of theological and historical texts compiled by Solomon of Akhlat in the thirteenth century. The book consists of 55 chapters discussing 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. This edition, edited by E. A. W. Budge, gives the original Syriac text with an English translation. The edition also includes an extract from the Arabic version of the same text.
Solomon of Akhlat was a bishop of the Church of the East during the thirteenth century. He was bishop of Basrah, Iraq, and was present at the consecration of Catholicos Sabr Isho in 1222.
E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was the Curator of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924. He is known for publishing texts, with English translations, from Coptic, Greek, Arabic, Syriac, Ethiopian, and Egyptian manuscripts. Budge was knighted in 1920.