23rd july 2003
Acts chapter 8

The wider world sometimes worms its way into the Bible: here's one of the results. The simple language lulls us into a false sense of reportage, but the details of the chariot (was it waiting for horses? for the light to change?) and the book produce a rich mimesis.
The Ethiopia of which Candace was queen is modern Sudan - her dynasty is described on a pyramid in Meroë.