The Ginza Rba – The Mandaean Scriptures, part of a vast collection of materials dealing with Gnosis and Gnosticism, both ancient and modern. The site includes . Mandaeans’ holy book the “Ginza Rba”. The Ginza names this tractate as raza usidra qadmaia d-Suta haita qadmaita “The Mystery and the First Book of the First. The Ginza Rabba or Great Treasure is Mandaeans’ largest collection of religious principles and instructions. According to their beliefs, the Ginza was the first.

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And at the four corners of the House and the seven sides of glnza firmanent silence, bliss and glory prevail lit.

For any eabba who giveth an oblation, His oblation will be his helper: Preview — Ginza Rabba by Anonymous. And Life be praised! The souls of our fathers were signed with the sign ginzs Life and the name of the Life and the name of Manda-d-Hiia was ranba over them.

But he who doth not establish it, let him keep away from it and not approach it. And I, Hibil-Ziwa, will not reckon him amongst my own, nor count him as one of my own”.

Be careful; make enquiry, display kindness, show compassion during? And he recited “I am a perfected gem”, and “Avaunt, flee in fear” and splashed the water in the jordan at his right, his left and in front of him and recited “Piriawis” as written. Thou hast shown us that which the eye of man hath not seen, and caused us to hear that which human ear has not heard.

Lists with This Book. Recite it over the olivewood staff and stick it into the jordan -bedthen recite the baptism -al prayers. Betimes will the dayspring dawn upon you, In strength ye will arise and behold the Outer Ether And the great Beam who is all light, Who was set up before the Great Life: Hamed Mughashghash Al-Saadi Translator. While some scholars, as well as the Mandeans themselves, believe that Mandaeism formed in pre-Christian times, arab sources of early Quranic times make some references to Sabians.


Blessed and praised be the name of Life in the Place of Light!

Yawar-Ziwa the vigilant ‘uthra divulged and revealed and said “Sixty-four sins daily will be forgiven a Nasoraean man who repeats this secret saying, in the Great Place of Life and the Lasting Abode”. And the ‘uthras en- treated the Life that they might behold the Likeness of Yawar-Ziwa in their own glory. Her course is to the Place of Light, To the place whose sun goeth not down, Nor do its lamps of light grow dim. White, hardcover book with a golden embossing; pages; 17×24 cm; printed in Germany.

And the Lieof what doth it consist. And recite the masiqta.

Piriawis-Ziwa and Piriafil-Malaka give free movement to the limbs of my body! In the name of the Life and in the name of Knowledge-of-Life Manda-d-Hiia and in the name of that Primal Being who was Eldest and preceded water, radiance, light and glory, the Being who cried with His voice and uttered words.

It also deals with the mortal life of human beings and describes ancient visions concerning life after death. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Mhatam son of R. Thus, these passages revolve around sexuality and the exposure of genitalia as compared with other Hebrew Bible texts, such as Habakkuk 2,15 and Lamentations 4, And he copied it with the rubrics which had been copied by the great, lofty, respected and reliable ganzibra Zihrun son of Br-Hiia son of Baktiar son of Adam-Bihram, family name Kuhailia-may Manda-d-Hiia forgive him his sins!

I worshipped and praised the mighty First Life that transported Itself from Its Place, transferred itself from its own Treasurehouse in which it came into existence, was developed, dwelt and was established; and whereof It discoursed and wherein It had gloried. Healer, whose medicine is water, come!

It set the eyes of the planets in the depths of the earth And in the lower glooms of Ilarkness.

The Ginza Rba – Mandaean Scriptures – The Gnostic Society Library

I comebringing dedicating my head and my mouth To the Life and to the implanted Word And to ‘Usar-Hiia, the great solace and support of Life In order to praise, honour, magnify, bless and exalt Thee. These three prayers “In the name of that Primal Being”, “Life created Yawar-Ziwa” and “Let there be light” read near thy crown and place it on thy head. He loosed them from their sins and trespasses: Retrieved from ” https: There is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion.


Dabba is it to praise, honour, magnify and bless Silmai and Nidbaitwo ‘uthras Delegates of Manda-d-Hiia Who are active and do the work of the Life.

And when they beheld him, the lords of the worlds were con- founded but did not, from their thrones, loose the bonds of the captives. He arose, gazed and beheld the Nest from which He derived His being. The Light became light, the Light became rabab And for me, Adam-Yuhana son of Mahnush may darkness be overcome and light set on high.

And recite the “Blessed and praised be Life” for the souls tabba here recite the “Blessed and praised is Life” of Shem son of Noah. Gizna is it to praise, honour, magnify and bless Yuzataq-Manda-d-Hiia, the life which proceeded from Life, The truth kusta that was aforetime, in the Beginning; Who was mightier in His radiance than the worlds of light.

And again perform kushta with them and say to them “Kushta make you whole my brother-‘uthras! Baptism has been called a sacrament and an ordinance of Jesus Christ. A sealed letter which ragba the world — A letter written in good-faith kushta And sealed with the seal of the Mighty Life — Righteous men wrote it, believing men tied it on, And suspended it about the soul’s neck And despatched it to the Gate of Life.

Ginza Rabba

The sun of which ye spake, the sun Is vanity and cometh to an end. Thou art He who overthrowest false gods in their high-places And bringest reproach on the divinity of false deities.

Fragrant is your perfume, my brother-‘uthras, for within ye are full of radiance.