Mandaic incantation(s) on lead scrolls from the Schøyen collection

Ohad Abudraham Ben-Gurion, Matthew Morgenstern

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This article presents a first edition of three Mandaic lamellae from the Schøyen Collection, MS 2087/10, 2087/11, and 2087/18, which are the product of the same scribe and probably constituted a single amulet. The language of the amulet differs from that of other Mandaic texts, and demonstrates unknown or rare phonetic and morphological features. In addition, several lexemes that were hitherto unattested in Mandaic have been identified. Some of the amulet's formulae are familiar from previously published texts, but in several cases the new textual evidence allows us to improve upon their readings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-765
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of the American Oriental Society
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2017


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