Manichaean terminology in Syriac

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As the majority of Manichaean technici termini could be traced back to their Syriac roots, any serious terminological study of Manichaeism must begin with the Syriac version(s) of the terms even though our sources are very insubstantial in comparison to those in Middle Iranian and in Coptic or even Chinese. The author will follow the order of the names of the deities and the technici termini in Theodor bar Konai. He limits himself to a selection of the most significant names and terms from the first emanation and from the descriptions of the Kingdom of Light and the Kingdom of Darkness.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-140
Number of pages12
JournalARAM Periodical
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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