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Review of Authentic Mandaean Stories and Fairy Tales

Mandaeans worldwide today comprise small and comparatively isolated communities, a situation greatly magnified by the wars in Iran then Iraq.  To help bridge this isolation, this collection of authentic Mandaean tales will help to ground Mandaeans in their tradition once more.  While there is a tendency to belittle stories such as these, a critical eye…

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THE TEACHINGS OF JOHN THE BAPTIST The first English translation of the Draša ḏ-Yahya by Carlos Gelbert, titled Teachings of John the Baptist (TJB), Living Water Books, 2017, is largely based upon the pioneering efforts of Mark Lidzbarski’s German translation from a century before, but is able to elucidate numerous issues unclear to the earlier…

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