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The mythology, history, and ritual of the Mandaeans, with an account of their clergy, ritual, language, and numbers, written by a Syriac Christian who was French consul in Mosul for twenty years.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-953-3
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Jan 25,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 223
Language: French
ISBN: 978-1-61143-953-3
$139.00

A book by the French consul in Mosul on the Sabaeans, Soubbas, Mandaeans or Christians of Saint John: their history - as they tell it - their descent from the invisible Adam, the legislator Yahio (John the Baptist), the Muslim persecution, and the hero Dananoukh; their religion, with Alaha as Supreme Being; their liturgy, clergy, and rituals: baptism, churching, eucharist, marriage, and funerals; rituals and customs; traditions of Jesus and Solomon, of the Flood, the Second Coming, and the catastrophes; their calendar and astrology; alphabet and language; and their current numbers and economic position. With a detailed description of the pre-existing literature.

A book by the French consul in Mosul on the Sabaeans, Soubbas, Mandaeans or Christians of Saint John: their history - as they tell it - their descent from the invisible Adam, the legislator Yahio (John the Baptist), the Muslim persecution, and the hero Dananoukh; their religion, with Alaha as Supreme Being; their liturgy, clergy, and rituals: baptism, churching, eucharist, marriage, and funerals; rituals and customs; traditions of Jesus and Solomon, of the Flood, the Second Coming, and the catastrophes; their calendar and astrology; alphabet and language; and their current numbers and economic position. With a detailed description of the pre-existing literature.

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Nicolas Siouffi

  • A SON EXCELLENCE MONSIEUR M.OUTREY, AMBASSADEUR DE FRANCE AUX ETATS-UNIS: (page 5)
  • AVANT-PROPOS (page 7)
  • ETUDS SUR LA RELIGION DES SOUBBAS OU SABEENS (page 13)
  • TABLE DES MATIERES (page 217)