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Qolusta (Modern Mandaic: Qōlutā) is the canonical prayerbook of the Mandaeans, a present-day gnostic sect within Iraq and Iran. It was translated into English by E. S. Drower. The Mandaic word qolusta means "collection". The prayerbook is a collection of Mandaic prayers regarding baptisms and other sacred rituals involved in the ascension of the soul.
The Qolusta, and two other key texts to Mandaic literature, the Draša D-Iahia, and the Ginza Rba were compiled together, though their date of authorship is heavily debated, some believing it to be during the second and third centuries CE, and others believing it to be conceived during the first century CE.
- Drower, E. S. (1959). Canonical Prayerbook of the Mandeans. Leiden: E.J. Brill.
- Haardt, Robert (1971). Gnosis: Character and Testimony. Leiden.
- Drower, E. S. (2002). The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran: Their Cults, Customs, Magic. Gorgias Press.
- Dunlap, S. F. (1998). Sōd, The Son Of The Man. San Diego: Wizards Bookshelf.
- Canonical Prayerbook
- A slightly more complete version at the Internet Archive (the first few sections have not been archived)
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