Sabeans


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Sabeans:

see ShebaSheba,
biblical name of a region, called in Arabic Saba, of S Arabia, including present-day Yemen and the Hadhramaut. Its inhabitants were called Sabaeans or Sabeans. According to some passages in Genesis and First Chronicles, Sheba, a grandson of Noah's grandson Joktan, was the
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They are all still there-- Romans, Greeks, Nabateans, Armenians, Jews, Arabs, Bedouin, Sabeans, Egyptians--Layered human traffic of the wasteland.
oWhat happened today was the removal and confiscation of the freedoms of small components of the Iraqi structure of Christians, Sabeans, Shabaks, and Yazidis,o said Yunadim Kana, a Christian member of Iraqi Parliament.
Other Christian sects with small populations in Iraq include Assyrian Christians, Armenian Christians and Sabeans, an ancient sect.
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Sabeans are an ancient religious group dating from the first three centuries and reflect numerous religious influences, including ancient Gnostic, Jewish, and Christian beliefs.
He uses a general nomenclature "Sabeans" for all who worshipped idols as symbols of the heavenly essence and celestial forms i.e.
Thus on the one hand pagan philosophy was still in existence among the sect called the Sabeans of Harran.
In English it is rendered as "Araby the Blest," designating essentially the land of the Sabeans, where fertile crops, aromatic plants, and exhaustible gold mines existed.
She then tries to determine what were the religious views of these two freethinkers, tracing their sources in the "Barahima' whom she takes to be Indians, and in the rather mysterious Sabeans. Their impact on Kakim being clear, she focuses on al-Rawandi as a master of dialectic and presents a fascinating pict ure of intellectual religious debates in medieval Islam.
These populations were submerged by waves of invaders from Sabean Semitic tribes that came from Arabia on the opposite shore of the Red Sea, present day Yemen, during the second half of the first millenium BC, Archeologists have unearthed a number of artefacts, including incense burners, from Eritrean sites that bear inscriptions in the language of the Sabeans of ancient Arabia Felix.
BAGHDAD: Sheikh Alaa Aziz was saddened by the sight of only a handful of fellow Iraqi Sabeans in simple white cloths dipping in the muddy waters of the Tigris in an ancient purification rite for their New Year.
They were targeted because they are Sabeans, members of a small religious group in Iraq who trace their creed back to the teachings of St.