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Title: The Babylonian Origins of the Mandaean Book of the Zodiac
Author(s): ROCHBERG, Francesca
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 11 Issue: 2 Date: 1999-2000
The article discusses in a most preliminary way some Babylonian astrological and divinatory elements in the Mandaean Sfar Malwašia. First the contents of the Sfar Malwaia itself is outlined and something is said about the other influences evidenced in the work. Then the Babylonian parallels and sources are treated.