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The Qolusta (Modern Mandaic: Qōlutā) is the canonical prayer book of the Mandaeans, a Gnostic sect from 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 Mandaean Book of John 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, and others believing it to be conceived during the first century.
- 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- A slightly more complete version at the Internet Archive (the first few sections have not been archived)
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