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The Scriptures of the amaNazaretha of EkuphaKameni
Edited by Irving Hexham
The University of Calgary Press, 1993
© Copyright Irving Hexham 1993

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Contents

 

Introduction

By Irving Hexham............................................................................. vii

 

The Theology of Londa Shembe and the

 amaNazareth of Ekuphakameni

By G.C. Oosthuizen....................................................................... xxiii

 

Part I

 

Some Prayers and Writings of the Servant of Sorrows:

Isaiah Shembe

translated by Londa Shembe.............................................................. 1

The Story of Shembe.......................................................................   7

Concerning the Laws...................................................................... 10

Advice to Those Who Marry in the Faith......................................... 12

A Prayer for the Day of Dingane: December 16th............................ 13

The Law Concerning Adultery........................................................ 14

The Advice of Shembe................................................................... 15

The Law Concerning Ministers Who Want to Get Married.............. 17

The Affair of Petros Mnqayi, 1932.................................................. 18

August 16, 1932............................................................................. 19

The Affair of the Pastors Who Rebel............................................... 19

Shembe's Advice Concerning Pastors, Evangelists and Preachers.... 21

A Teaching Concerning Servants..................................................... 22

The Law Concerning the Maidens of AmaNazaretha....................... 25

The Affair Concerning Thembalimbe............................................... 26

The Matter Concerning Dogs at Mpuze, December 17, 1932.......... 26

The Words of the Servant of NKulunKulu: Shembe......................... 28

The Letter to the Chief Mqed Mthiyane: By the Mouth

      of the Servant Shembe.............................................................. 29

The Names of the People of Mpuze Who Died Suddenly for

      Transgressing the Law of Jehovah............................................. 30

Shembe's Advice: EKuphaKameni: March 7, 1932......................... 33

Shembe's Second Advice Concerning Pastors................................. 35

The Law Concerning Cleansing of People, EKuphaKameni, August 7, 1932      36

To Our Famous Chief Mambuka Mthiyane of Mpuza at Vulindlebe,

      According to Interpretation at Mandlazini, December 4, 1932... 37

Shembe's Prayer: A Memorial to the Mourning for his Nation.......... 38

Shembe's First Advice at Rosborn, August 26, 1933....................... 39

The Second Advice: Shembe's Mourning, EKuphaKameni,

      September 23, 1933................................................................. 40

The Prayer to Confess their Sins on Behalf of his Nation.................. 41

The Prayer of Kwazulu................................................................... 45

At Zibone, on the Sabbath Day on the Morning on August 22, 1931,

      The Words of the Servant of Sorrows: Shembe......................... 49

The Prayer of Ntanda..................................................................... 50

The Words of the Servant Shembe at Judea Kwazulu, December 21, 1929       51

The Words Concerning a Prisoner: They were Written by the Servant

      of the NKosi at Bellehem-Juda................................................. 56

The Prayer of the Servant of Sorrows Shembe: At Linda in Kwazulu 56

The Prayer at EKuphaKameni for the Confession of Sins................. 59

The Prayer of Shembe: Remembering his Nation............................. 60

Shembe's Prayer of the Prisoner of the Heart................................... 63

The Advice of Shembe, The Servant of NKulunKulu:

      Inside the Home of NKulunKulu at Zibindlela on December 14, 1931         64

The Beginning of the Story of Johannes Mlangeni, the Son of Jwili

      at Nhlangakazi, January 17, 1934............................................. 65

At Nhlangakazi: January 27, 1934................................................... 68

The Letter of the Gift to Johannes Mlangeni which was Made to him

      by the Servant of Sorrows: Shembe at Ginyezinye, June 2, 1934 69

The Letter of the Servants of Judiya in the Famous Home

      of NKulunKulu in Zululand, June 6, 1934.................................. 71

The Biblical Chapters Concerning the Sabbath................................ 72

During July 1932............................................................................ 73

The Servant of the NKosi at Machunwini, March 28, 1934.............. 75

At Mikhayideni, November 21, 1933............................................... 75

Prayer to Bless Children.................................................................. 77

At Judea on October 20, 1933 (Shembe's Prayer for his Case

      in the Supreme Court at Pietermaritzburg).................................. 77

An Evening Prayer........................................................................... 78

A Prayer for the Sabbath................................................................. 79

The Arrival of Shembe at Natal........................................................ 79

The Book of the Prophet Shembe Called: The Man of the Invitation.. 79

The Parable of the Servant of Sorrows Isaiah Shembe for Those

      who Love the NKosi................................................................. 83

The Book of the Parable of the Servant of Sorrows of NKulunKulu:

      Shembe at Nkwenkwe in the Land of the Zulus.......................... 84

The Letter of the Self-Seeking of the Servant of Sorrows of NKulunKulu:

      Shembe at Mandlazini in Zululand............................................... 85

The Letter of the Servant of the Sorrows of NKulunKulu: Shembe.... 85

At Mqekw on 20 May 1932............................................................ 87

At Mgwalumbe................................................................................ 88

The Words of Petros Mnqayi at Nhlangakazi................................... 89

The Advice of Shembe, the Servant of Sorrows of NKulunKulu....... 89

At Msinga....................................................................................... 89

Concerning the Love of Money (Timothy 6:10)................................ 90

Concerning the Maiden of EKuphaKameni: Nazarethina Blase,

      September 29, 1932.................................................................. 90

A Prayer of Shembe, of the Sorrow of the Servant of

      the Sorrows of NKulunKulu...................................................... 92

Shembe's Prayer, Praying that NKulunKulu Should Increase

      the Land of Ntanda.................................................................... 92

The Second Prayer.......................................................................... 92

Ongoye July 18, 1913..................................................................... 93

Shembe's Letter at Mqekw, May 19, 1923...................................... 94

The Letter of the Secretary Julia Hlophe: EKuphaKameni................. 95

A Prayer of the Servant Shembe...................................................... 95

At Groutville Emvoit, March 1927................................................... 95

Shembe's Prayer at Zibone May 14, 1927....................................... 97

Kwasumisa: The Perseverance of the Prayer of the Vision

      of the Servant of Sorrows: Shembe............................................ 98

 

Part II

 

Preface

By Londa Shembe......................................................................... 101

 

The Hymns of Londa Shembe

Translated by Dr. Hans-Jürgen Becken…………………………   102

 

Bibliography.................................................................................. 153

Index............................................................................................. 155