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Title: New Perspectives on the Sage Dinanukt in Right Ginza 6
Author(s): BUCKLEY, Jorunn J.
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 22    Date: 2010   
Pages: 15-29
DOI: 10.2143/ARAM.22.0.2131030

Abstract :
This study investigates a specific story in the Mandaean Right Ginza 6 in order to detect connections to late antiquity ascent literature, especially in Judaism. The debate concerns the final authoritative source of wisdom: is it found in books, or in the heavens? I pay attention to the Enoch traditions, and issue a call to begin relating the Mandaean ascent genre to the Enoch literature. At the end, I deal with the views of two specific scholars, John C. Reeves and Annette Y. Reed, as useful for a widened scope in Mandaean studies.

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