The Descent of Iauar to the World of Darkness: A Mandaic Amulet on a Lead Lamella (MLSC 2)

Matthew Morgenstern, Ohad Abudraham

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Abstract

The Mandaic amulet MLSC 2 is published here for the first time. The text comprises a historiola that shows many affinities with similar Mandaean accounts of descents into the world of darkness. The article presents an editio princeps and translation with comments on linguistic and literary parallels. It also relates to issues of the relationship between the written text and magical rituals involving various ingredients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-122
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Semitic Studies
Volume68
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

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