Author Archives: C.G. Häberl

About C.G. Häberl

Dr. Häberl is an Associate Professor at the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL). He was born and raised in the State of New Jersey, and received his PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. In addition to teaching Arabic and Aramaic language courses at AMESALL, he teaches content courses on the modern Middle East at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), of which he was the Director from 2009-2012.

43 – Admonitions

It is the voice of Manda d’Heyyi, who comes as a judge to the world. He has judged the chief priests and enraged the rulers of the Temple. He judged those, who teach prayer for wages and alms, that were … Continue reading

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42 – The Mysteries

The voice of Manda d’Heyyi is that which calls and enlightens his friends. He tells the righteous elect the mysteries of this world, the world full of mysteries and hints, the world full of mysteries, which no one has yet … Continue reading

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41 – The Iron Shoe (Cont.)

In the name of the Great Life and in the name of the precious Truth. The man preaches from beyond, and the Spirit answers him from the gates of darkness. She brings gold in baskets, and at the tips of … Continue reading

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40 – The Iron Shoe

In the name of the Great Life and in the name of the precious Truth. An avatar preaches forth from beyond, and the Spirit answers him from the gates of darkness. “Who are you among the avatars,” she asks him, … Continue reading

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33 – John and the Angel of Death

John preaches at night, Johannes in the evenings of the night. John preaches in the night and says, “Do I not stand alone? Before my voice, the (heavenly) wheels shake and the (heavenly) chariot is overturned, the storm grows silent … Continue reading

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12 – The Good Shepherd (Con’t.)

‎‎In the name of the Great Life, may the sublime light be exalted! ‎‎An avatar is calling out from beyond, saying, “Come, be a shepherd’s helper ‎‎for me, and tend for me a thousand out of a myriad!” “So, I … Continue reading

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11 – The Good Shepherd

In the name of the Great Life, may the sublime light be exalted! I am a shepherd who loves his sheep. I tend the sheep and the lambs. The fold is near me, and the fold does not wander far … Continue reading

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10 – Yoshamin (Concluded)

I said, “I am great!” Who made me small on the Earth? ‎‎I said, “I’m the King!” Why did they overthrow me from my throne? The Great N’bat hated me, and my mother Sharat hated me. I have destroyed my … Continue reading

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09 – Yoshamin (Con’t.)

‎‎In the name of the Great Life, exalted is the sublime light! Whom shall I call, so that he might answer me, and to whom should I give a speech? ‎‎To whom should I give a speech, so that which … Continue reading

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08 – Yoshamin (Con’t.)

In the name of the Great Life, exalted is the sublime light! Radiant N’ṣab came from the realm of the æther, going to the Glorious Splendor. He arrives at the Glorious Splendor, at the Messenger who guards the gate, saying, … Continue reading

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