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Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Mandaens

 Have you ever heard of the Mandaeans? They are a religious and ethnic group that claims a spiritual lineage going back to John the Baptist and even earlier, at least as they tell it. Here's a recent video to give you a good overview in the context of their annual baptismal ceremonies.

If that sparked an interest to know more, I highly recommend this podcast interview of Dr. James McGrath, who has spent time studying their texts and faith.