Mandaean Book of John
|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.
- 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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