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The Mandaeans : ancient texts and modern people

Author: Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: AAR the religions (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Annotation The Mandaeans are a Gnostic sect that arose in the middle east around the same time as Christianity. What little study of the religion there has been has focused on the ancient Mandaeans and their relation to early Christianity. Buckley examines the lives and religion of contemporaryMandaeans, who live mainly in Iran and Iraq but also in New York and San Diego. She provides a comprehensive introduction to  Read more...
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Buckley, Jorunn Jacobsen.
Mandaeans.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001052364
(OCoLC)48132024
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley
ISBN: 1423763041 9781423763048 0195153855 9780195153859
OCLC Number: 65198443
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 200 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: I: BEGINNINGS: Introduction: The Mandaean World --
From Iraq to California: grains of musk --
Sitil: an example of "the image Above and Below" --
Ruha --
Mirai --
II: RITUALS: To the river: In Iran, April 1996 --
Baptism (Masbuta) --
The Tabahata Masiqta --
The imitation of the Tarmida --
III: NATIVE HERMENEUTICS: The ducks that come to the marshes: New York --
An inscribed Mandaean body --
Interpretative strategies in The Scroll of Exalted Kingship --
Mandaean language: games and obstacles --
Thousand of names, hundreds of lineages --
Frouzanda Mahrad.
Series Title: AAR the religions (Oxford University Press)
Responsibility: Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley.
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