4 facts you need to know about the oldest and most complete gospels on the planet
As a whole, books written in the Geez language and on parchment are numerous. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has 46 books of the Old Testament and 35 books of the New Testament that will bring the total of canonized books of the Bible to 81. Get amazed by the following facts about the illustrated Gospel of Abba Garima.

1. The oldest, most complete Gospel book on Earth is in Ethiopia The “Garima Gospels” are dated somewhere in between the years 330 and 650

The oldest, most complete Gospel book on Earth is in Ethiopia	 The “Garima Gospels” are dated somewhere in between the years 330 and 650

2. The world’s earliest known illustrated copy of the Gospels, the Garima Gospels, has been saved for centuries in a remote Ethiopian monastery.

The world’s earliest known illustrated copy of the Gospels, the Garima Gospels, has been saved for centuries in a remote Ethiopian monastery.

3. Experts believe the Garima Gospels are also the earliest example of book binding still attached to the original pages.

Experts believe the Garima Gospels are also the earliest example of book binding still attached to the original pages.

4. The survival of the book is the more surprising considering all throughout its history, the country has suffered different invasions, and that, in 1930, a fire destroyed the monastery’s church.

The survival of the book is the more surprising considering all throughout its history, the country has suffered different invasions, and that, in 1930, a fire destroyed the monastery’s church.

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