• WordNet 3.6
    • n Mandaeanism a Gnostic religion originating the 2nd and 3rd centuries that believes John the Baptist was the Messiah and that incorporates Jewish and Christian elements into a framework of dualistic beliefs
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In literature:

GOTTHEIL, R. J. H. Article "Mandaeans" (in Johnson's Universal Cyclopaedia).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
In the Mandaean speculations the Seven are introduced with the Babylonian names of the planets.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 2" by Various

In news:

Mandaeans have followed the teachings of John the Baptist for 2,000 years.