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Manichaean Ritual Practice At Ancient Kells: A New Understanding Of The Meaning And Function Of The So-Called Prayer Of The Emanations

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The Manichaean text commonly referred to as The Prayer of the Emanations is generally supposed to have been preserved in a single extant copy. This chapter discusses the important consequences of this new understanding of The Prayer of the Emanations. It shows that the community not only knew, but presumably also undertook, the daily prayers; and, further, that they had essentially the same text as their co-believers centuries later in the Abbasid empire. This serves to integrate the ritual practice of the Kellis community with that of the world-wide Manichaean church. The chapter discusses the ultimate provenance of the text, its author and language of composition. It has generally been supposed that The Prayer of the Emanations was composed in Greek, but the idea of its translation from that language into Arabic is inherently problematic.

Keywords: Kellis community; Manichaean ritual practice; The Prayer of the Emanations



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