The Mandaean Good Shepherd

Charles Häberl mentioned on his blog that he has posted his translation of chapters 11 and 12 of the Mandaean Book of John (or as it might also be called, the Doctrine of John or Teaching of John). Here are links to the relevant chapters on our project blog:

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

The title he has given the section (following Lidzbarski) is “The Good Shepherd.” Do you think the title is apt, and how do you think the contents relate to those found in the Gospel of John in the New Testament?

Be sure to see Charles’ own blog post about chapter 12, which explores the identity of the other religious groups that are after the sheep, and how they correlate with the seven planets. See too his previous update on chapter 11 and other posts related to the passage.

And if you are interested in the Mandaeans and their language and texts, don’t miss the research opportunity I mentioned in my previous post!

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