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, a small religious sect who maintain an ancient belief resembling that of Gnosticism and that of the Parsis. They are also known as Christians of St. John, Nasoraeans, Sabians, and Subbi.
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has historically been practiced primarily in the country around the lower Euphrates and Tigris and the rivers that surround the Shatt al-Arab.
Each section presumes that readers have one or more of the English translations of the Nag Hammadi codices, or of the source books for patristic accounts of gnosticism, Manichaeism, or Mandaeism
, a little known and ancient religion, shares much in common with Islam, Judaism and Christianity, but maintains important differences.