Mandaean Book of John
|Das Johannesbuch der Mandäer|
|Author||Various scholars including John the Baptist|
|Original title||Das Johannesbuch der Mandäer|
|Language||Mandaic language, German|
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 written traditionally by their chief prophet John the Baptist.
The book is thought to have been written in early Islamic times, thought 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 John the Baptist.
A German translation Das Johannesbuch der Mandäer translated by Lidzbarski appeared in 1905.
- Jacobsen Buckley 2002, p. 31
- Jacobsen Buckley, Jorunn (2002), The Mandaeans: ancient texts and modern people, Oxford University Press, p. 31, ISBN 978-0-19-515385-9
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