What others have said about Ethiopia
What others have said about Ethiopia?
Herodotus (485-424BC) said “Ethiopians are “…taller, more handsome and longer-lived than anywhere else.” Herodotus also makes mention of a “fountain” in Ethiopia, of which their constant use of its water made them so long-lived.
The Prophet Mohammed, who as an infant was nursed by an Ethiopian, said Ethiopia is “A country wherein no one is wronged, a land of righteousness.” According to Islamic tradition, some members of Mohammed’s family and some of his early converts had taken refuge with the Ethiopians during the troubled years preceding the prophet’s rise, and Ethiopia was exempted from the Jihad, or holy war, as a result.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church reports that Christianity first reached Ethiopia in the first century at the time of the Apostles. Most historians agree that Christianity became the official state religion at the beginning of the fourth century under King Ezana, making Ethiopia one of the oldest Christian civilizations in the world.