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Mandaean Book of John

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Country  Iraq, Germany
Media type  Print
Originally published  1905
Translator  Mark Lidzbarski
Countries  Iraq, Germany
Publication date  1905
Pages  400pp.
Author  Mark Lidzbarski
Editor  Mark Lidzbarski
Original title  Das Johannesbuch der Mandäer
Language  Mandaic (German translation)
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The Mandaean Book of John (Mandaic language Drāšā D-Yaḥyā; Hebrew script-Aramaic Modern Mandaic: דרשא דיחיא‎) is a Mandaean holy book in Mandaic Aramaic which is believed by Mandeans to have been written by their chief prophet John the Baptist.

The book is thought to have been written in early Islamic times, though it retains material that is older. The book contains accounts of John's life and miracles, as well as a number of polemical conversations with Jesus and tractates mimicking Jesus's deeds in Jerusalem. Chapter seven of the Mandaean Book of John contains traditions attributed to John the Baptist.

A German translation Das Johannesbuch der Mandäer translated by Lidzbarski appeared in 1905.


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