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Bibil Identifier bibil:227049
Publication Type Journal article
Title (French, Long) Un réexamen des notices de Théodore bar Konaï sur les mandéens
Author Duchemin, Jean-Marie
Journal Apocrypha (Volume: 23)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language French
Pages 171-207 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Theodore Bar Konai’s paragraphs about the Kantaeans are of great importance for the history of Mandaeans. The complex historiographical construct where various sects are mentionned and many grammatical forms deviant from literary Syriac make their interpretation difficult. The analysis of the author’s polemical intent and quotations shows that Theodore assembles two different text corpora within a linguistically inconsistent montage and uses stereotyped heresiological fictions (an anti-Samaritan Kuthaean narrative and an anti-Baptist Dosithean one) in order to write the history of the only group he knows : the Mandaeans.
DOI 10.1484/J.APOCRA.1.103245
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Texts : Mandaean Texts
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Sects and Schools : Sabeans
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Sects and Schools
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Syriac
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