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The MandaeansAncient Texts and Modern People$
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Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195153859

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195153855.001.0001

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Interpretive Strategies in The Scroll of Exalted Kingship

Interpretive Strategies in The Scroll of Exalted Kingship

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(p.134) 12 Interpretive Strategies in The Scroll of Exalted Kingship
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The Mandaeans
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Jorunn Jacobsen Buckley (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195153855.003.0012

Along with texts such as The Great ‘First World’, the scroll of Exalted Kingship belongs to a category of Mandaean texts that might be called Mandaean priestly esoteric documents.’ Exalted Kingship is a large scroll, consisting of 1,363 lines, with drawings, and, in rather elliptical fashion, describes the initiation of the tarmida (a first‐level priest), which is the subject of Ch. 9. The text proceeds slowly, pausing and delving into lengthy dissertations on topics deemed suitable. In this chapter, selected sequential passages are examined from among the beginning of Exalted Kingship (lines 7–225), where the text plumbs the mysteries of the effects of the novice's words while he sits inside the šskinta (cult hut) on the second day of the initiation. Interpretations and underlying themes are presented.

Keywords:   ancient texts, Exalted Kingship, initiation, interpretation, Mandaeans, Mandaeism, priests, tarmida

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