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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Occasionally, Mandaeans are called Christians of Saint John, based upon reports made by members of the Discalced Carmelite mission in Basra during the 16th century.

Ram-Yuhana son of R. They eat of that which is imperishable And drink that which is not wine, eating well And asking solace.

Ginza Rabba

Thou showest us the way by which thou camest from the House of Life and we will walk therein with the gait of righteous and believing men, so causing our spirits and souls to dwell in the dwellings of Life, the place where the spirits of our fathers abide, clothed in radiance and covered with light, rejoicing, laughing, dancing, exulting about the glorious splendour resting upon them [? And an ‘uthra of Life Cometh and resteth upon them day by day and hour by hour Praises be to the fame of the righteous And to the existence of Chosen Elect menAnd to the Unearthly Being who standeth without, Whose eyes are open and fixed upon those Who love his name of Truth kusta – Thou art he, Manda-d-Hiia!

And where it saith “To you it shall be given, of the Ether-wreath” say “to N. Show us pure ether-air So that we may forget earthly persecution, That we may forget the persecution of earth And the vexation of the wicked and liars.

All the letters in the Mandaic alphabet are considered by Mandaeans to have magic properties, a hint at a few of these meanings is given alongside the respective letters. They testified and the door of Sin will be shut to them and the door of light open to them and ginzaa will be knit together in the union of Life, in which there is no separation.


It will bear witness for us. Then recite the prayers for the masiqta. Noah died years after the flood, at the age ofthe maximum human lifespan, as depicted by the Bible, diminishes rapidly thereafter, from almost 1, years to the years of Moses.

When thou recitest “Bound is the sea”, “I am a perfected gem”, “Avaunt, flee in fear”, “Piriawis” and all as it is written, speak as written if there are two, three or many souls; but it only one soul say “the soul of N, who descended to the jordan and was baptised and received the pure sign. And offer up the Petition and say the Rahmia for the souls thou baptisest.

I worship, laud and praise Sam-Smira, the great radiancy of the First Life, son of the Great Primal Life who thought and was manifest, seeking His own: Deliver us from this world which is all sinners and from the sorceries of the children of Adam and Eve. How was it that Daium saw it As her raabba sons gathered about her And said “Who hath written the letter Whose secret no man knoweth?

According to its web site, Most societies place importance on preserving artifacts of their culture, without such artifacts, civilization has no memory and no mechanism to learn from its successes and failures.

Manda-d-Hiia will be your helper, and your baptism will be efficacious. Behold us who stand in this place which is all evil things! Cain, the firstborn, tilled the soil, and his brother Abel was a shepherd, the brothers made sacrifices to God, each of his own produce, but God favored Abels sacrifice instead of that of Cain.

Lists with This Book. This is the Benediction of Oil, which Bihram-Rba, son of Adam celebrated for his mother Hawa wife of Adam when she departed the body, whilst Hibil-Ziwa sat before them.

I worship, laud and praise Piriawis, the great Jordan of the First Life which is all healings. And ginsa there is a masiqtaread the homilies about the soul; let them be many, and be compassionate.


The Ginza Rba – Mandaean Scriptures – The Gnostic Society Library

Yahia son of R. According to their beliefs, the Ginza was the first revelation of God to Adam and thus considered as their holy book.

This is the Book of Gniza which Hibil-Ziwa gave to the chosen elect, which I have copied for myself. In the names of Yusmir the First Vine, from whom Yawar took a staff of gunza and went to the bank of the jordan, covered, as it were, with radiance and clothed in light. My Lord, High King of Light, Revealer Whose eyes are uncovered, seeking justice And enacting justice for those who love it, Do justice on those who persecute us, Those persecutors who pursue us, And on the wicked ignza furious ones Who scheme to work evil upon us.

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Important sources for scholars today who cannot read Mandaean Aramaic are still the German translations, notably that by Mark Lidzbarski — Rabba throw water beneath thy staff, recite “Good is the good for the good” and make the Petition and repeat the Rahmia for thyself. Healer, whose medicine is water, come!

Sure, assured, armed and prepared, resplendent and beauteous are they when the wreath with its mysteries is set on the heads of these souls of this ascent masiqta to the great gate of Abathur’s house. Manda-d-Hiia went to us with radiance that is great and light that is powerful, with hinza manaour sign, our way, our jordan and our baptism; with Hauran our vestment; with Hauraran our covering and with Hazazban our wreath.

Gihza — In the Abrahamic religions, Noah was the tenth and last of the pre-flood Patriarchs.

There she laugheth, rejoiceth, leapeth for joy, danceth, exulteth and is overjoyed about the glorious splendour which resteth on her and accrueth to her.