Mandaeanism

Definitions

  • 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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Usage

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
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In news:

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