Mark Lidzbarski

Lidzbarski, Mark


Born Jan. 7, 1868, in Plock, Poland; died Nov. 13, 1928, in Göttingen. German Semitologist and epigraphist.

Lidzbarski studied and worked in Germany. In 1895 he became a privatdocent at the University of Kiel. In 1907 he became a professor at the University of Greifswald. In 1917 he moved to Göttingen. Lidzbarski’s main achievement was the creation of a Semitic epigraphy. His works, which embraced all aspects of the science, remain important to this day.

At international congresses of Orientalists, Lidzbarski Medals are awarded for the best works in epigraphy.


Handbuch der nordsemitischen Epigraphik, vols. 1–2. Weimar, 1898.
Ephemeris für Semitische Epigraphik, vols. 1–3. Giessen, 1900–15.
Ginzā: Der Schatz... oder das grosse Buch der Mandäer. Göttingen-Leipzig, 1925.
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The concordance references both the standard edition of the prayers, Drawer's Canonical Prayerbook and Mark Lidzbarski's Mandaische Liturgien (Hildesheim: Wiedemann, 1971).
In a work composed in the Islamic era, known from the German translation by Mark Lidzbarski, Das Johannesbuch, Jesus is denigrated (pp.