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  Sabaeans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sabaeans were an ancient people speaking a South Semitic language who lived in what is today Yemen and for a time in northern Ethiopia and Eritrea.
In the 1st century BC it was conquered by the Himyarites, but after the disintegration of the 1st Himyarite empire of the Kings of Saba' and dhu-Raydan the Middle Sabaean Kingdom reappeared in the early 2nd century CE.
The Sabaeans, as were the other Arabian and Yemenite kingdoms of the same period, were involved in the extremely lucrative spice trade, especially frankincense and myrrh.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sabaean   (363 words)

  
 TruthNews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Sabaeans insist their religion is one of the oldest in the world and consider themselves to be the followers of the message given to Adam, whom the Bible says is the first man created on Earth.
Sabaean dogma is written in the holy book "Kinzeraba," or "The Holy Treasure." The book describes light as fighting against darkness or evil.
Sabaeans need to obey the provisions written in "The Holy Treasure." They are forbidden to kill, lie, commit adultery or theft, or consume alcohol.
www.truthnews.net /world/2004070088.htm   (778 words)

  
 Sabians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
They are not to be confused with the Sabaeans of Sheba whose etymology is completely unrelated being spelled with an initial Arabic letter "sin" instead of the initial letter "Sad" (though the issue was confused because at least one tribe of Sabaeans, the Ansar, are known to have adopted the Saabi`ah Hunafa` religion).
The third word is "Sabaeans", which are the people of ancient Saba in Yemen; has been discredited by scholars as to having any connection to the Sabians of the Qur'an except for their Ansar tribe which practiced Qur'ānic Sabianism.
Today there are many new age groups, using the terms Sabeans, Sabaeans or Sabians in the titles of their groups, claiming that their current beliefs and practices are based more or less directly on the ancient practices of their namesake groups, including such practices as astrology and magic as well as other religious beliefs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sabians   (2715 words)

  
 SABAEANS - LoveToKnow Article on SABAEANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Other South Arabs, and especially the Sabaeans, doubtless also planted settlers on the northern trade routes, who in process of time united into one community with their North-Arab kinsmen and neighbors.
Again, the Sabaeans had colonies in Africa and there mingled with the fl Africans; and so in Gen. x.
The other biblical books do not mention the Sabaeans except incidentally, in allusion to their trade in incense and perfumes, gold and precious stones, ivory, ebony, and costly garments (Jer.
9.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SA/SABAEANS.htm   (378 words)

  
 Sabaeanism: A Compilation by Mark A. Foster
The Sabaean religion here is the one that probably originated in the land of Saba (Sheba) in the south of the Arabian Peninsula..., not the Sabian religion...
The connection between Idris and Sabaeanism is interesting because it confirms not only the extreme antiquity of this group of Sabaeans, but also the fact that knowledge of the religion has spread over the earth - Bahá'u'lláh affirms concerning Idris, "In every tongue he hath a special name".
As to the religion of the Sabaeans, very little is known about the origins of this religion, though we Bahá'ís are certain of one thing, that the founder of it has been a divinely-sent Messenger.
bahaistudies.net /sabaeanism.html   (3070 words)

  
 Mandean Christians
However, by the tenth century the Sabaeans, who were by then living in al-Wasit (Iraq), were officially declared to be “unclean” and not dhimmis (protected people).
The Sabaean Mandaean Association of Australia (SMAA) reports that on or about 20 December 2003, Rafid Al-Khamisy, a Mandaean, was confronted by Muslims in front of a number of people in Hay Al-Shurtha suburb in Baghdad.
The Sabaean Mandaean Association of Australia believes all governments with troops in Iraq should be required to rescue from Iraq all the Mandaeans and Christians who have been forcibly converted to Islam.
www.exorthodoxforchrist.com /mandean_christians.htm   (999 words)

  
 IHLAS HABER AJANSI
The Sabaeans (also known as Mandaeans) gathered by the Tigris River on 21st March to celebrate the "Revival Fest" and perform the annual five-day baptism rite.
A Sabaean must wear the "rasta", a religious dress, until the time of death.
Mary Kulvar, a Sabaean woman taking part in "Revival Fest" along with her family, told IHA, "I and my family are Iraqi nationals, but we need rebuilding of security.
www.iha.com.tr /bin/directory.dll/pub/news/getdoc?sec=3&nid=26547   (711 words)

  
 SABAEANS - Online Information article about SABAEANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
He knows only the Sabaeans and thinks that Saba is the name of their capital.
The Minaeans were evidently active rivals of the Sabaean influence, and a war between the two., is once mentioned.
The Sabaean Shams was a goddess, while the chief divinity of the Minaeans was the god 'Athtar, a male figure, worshipped under several forms, of which the commonest are the Eastern 'Athtar and'Athtar Dhu Kabd..Wadd and Nikrah, the gods of love and hate, are possibly only.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /RON_SAC/SABAEANS.html   (5831 words)

  
 Saudi Aramco World : A Dam at Marib   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Sabaean agriculture, in fact, was based on more than just the dam.
If agriculture was the base of Sabaean prosperity, however, international trade was the chief source of its wealth.
Sabaeans, in their great days, had dealt with the problem of controlling and conserving water by sophisticated methods and for a period the Himyarites kept this knowledge alive.
www.saudiaramcoworld.com /issue/197802/a.dam.at.marib.htm   (1590 words)

  
 Al-Mizan By Allamah Tabatabai
For example, he describes the Sabaeans' belief about Ibrāhīm (a.s.) in these words: “Ibrāhīm (a.s.) was removed from their community because a white spot had appeared on his foreskin, and the Sabaeans believed that a person having a white spot was unclean, and avoided mixing with such person.
The Sabaeans had their numerous places of wor­ships, and their idols were named after various names of the sun, and shaped with fixed patterns, as has been described by Abu Ma'shar al-Balkhi in his book, The Houses of Worship.
The Sabaeans were those Israelites who stayed behind at Babylon when their majority returned to Jeruselem in the reigns of Cyrus and Artaxerxes.
www.almizan.org /Tafseer/Baqarah14.asp   (1940 words)

  
 Inner Harran
D) "Sabaean," a derogatory term for the Shiah, after Abdullah ibn Saba, a convert to Islam who lived in the time of the third Rightly-Guided Caliph, Uthman.
The first clear reference (in English, at least) to the Mandaean Sabians as separate from the pagan Sabaeans, and distinct from the community mentioned in the Qur'an, occurs in a 1797 article, found in the 3rd edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Some scholars have chosen to keep the former two groups separate from the later by using a Tz or Ts in place of the initial S to render the Arabic Saad (hence: Tsabians) but this is undesirable, as this consonant is realized as an affricate only in Hebrew.
leocaesius.blogspot.com /2004/05/as-i-noted-below-there-are-at-least.html   (342 words)

  
 History Channel Search Results
The Minaeans, who founded a kingdom in the 1st millenium bc, with the capital at Karna (present-day Sadah), were the chief traders of incense through al-Hijaz before they were eclipsed by the Nabataeans in the 1st century bc.
The Sabaeans, who had founded a kingdom in the region by 950 bc, were centered at Marib, where they erected a large, elliptical temple.
The Sabaeans have left numerous carved inscriptions, an innovation they seem to have introduced to the region.
www.historychannel.com /encyclopedia/article.jsp?link=FWNE.fw..ye005600.a   (1117 words)

  
 First Tongue Archive Links
The crushing defeat of the Awsanian Kingdom by the Sabaeans in the 1st half of the 7th century with the consequent reacquisition of...
Sabeans or Sabaeans - this is a tribe in Yemen or Arabia.
Sabaeans are a Saraceni tribe that long ago settled in the lush mountain valleys...
www.viewzone.com /archive.sabalinks1.html   (9247 words)

  
 Queen of Sheba by Torrey Philemon, Tracy Marks
Its people, the Sabaeans, built dams as high as 60 feet and large earthen wells which contributed to their thriving agriculture and beautiful gardens.
A Moon goddess worshipped by the Sabaeans was Astarte, or Ashtart, whom they called Astar, which means "womb." The giver and destroyer of life, Astar was Queen of Heaven and Mother of all Deities.
Arriving from heaven as a ball of fire, and accompanied by a lioness, she was pictured with horns, and a disc of the sun above her forehead.
www.windweaver.com /sheba/Sheba.htm   (993 words)

  
 Let's Look Across the Red Sea, I
He argued further that Sabaeans who came to Ethiopia “did not arrive in a cultural vacuum”, but that, on the contrary, a significant Ethiopian state, people, and language had existed well before their advent.
He contended further that Sabaean settlement was restricted to a few localities, and did not impinge greatly on Northern Ethiopia as a whole.
This is evident from the at least limited use in Ethiopia of the Sabaean language and script, as found on ancient Aksumite inscriptions and coins, and an apparently identical religion.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2003/01/17-01-03/Let.htm   (1129 words)

  
 Pre-Islamic Arabic Culture
These two regions, the south and the north, were homes to two entirely separate Semitic peoples: the Sabaeans in the south and the Arabs in the north.
But the Sabaean region also lay at the southern terminus of land-based trade routes up and down the coast of the Arabian peninsula.
The first period begins with the decline of the Greek Seleucids in the Middle East and the decline in power of the southern Sabaeans; the Arabs penetrate as far north as Petra and as far south as Najran, taking advantage of the military vacuum in both these areas.
www.wsu.edu /~dee/ISLAM/PRE.HTM   (1709 words)

  
 Sabaeans (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
"Sabaeans" is also the translation of the name of the country itself (shebha') in Job 1:15; Job 6:19.
This last, which is the root of shebha'im, is regarded by Arabists as coming from that root with the meaning of "to take captive," though seba'a, "he raided" (compare Job 1:15), has also been suggested.
The Sabeans are described as being exporters of gold (Isaiah 60:6; Psalms 72:15), precious stones (Ezekiel 27:23), perfumes (Jeremiah 6:20; Isaiah and Ezekiel), and if the rendering "Sabaeans" for Joel 3:8 be correct, the Sebaim, "a nation far off," dealt in slaves.
bibletools.org /index.cfm/fuseaction/Def.show/RTD/ISBE/ID/7519   (439 words)

  
 THE SABIANS OF THE HOUSE OF WISDOM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Also, it is irresponsible to connect any of these with the Sabaeans of Saba, in southern Arabia, unless one knows history well enough and can connect the dots causally.
SABAEANS, from SABA, in the Yemen, and the Red Sea Coastline of the Arabian Peninsula.
Cross-penetration between Yemen and Ethiopia brought the Sabaean culture to East Africa, and down the Nile to Egypt.
www.antiqillum.com /texts/bg/Qadosh/qadosh021.htm   (507 words)

  
 Aksum - Chs. 4-5. by Dr. Stuart Munro-Hay.
The Sabaeans in Ethiopia appear, from the use of certain place-names like Marib in their inscriptions, to have kept in contact with their own country, and indeed the purpose of their presence may well have been to maintain and develop links across the sea to the profit of South Arabia's trading network.
According to this theory, one group of Sabaeans would have left north Arabia (where they were then established) for Ethiopia in about the eighth or seventh century BC under pressure from the Assyrians; they then continued on into south Arabia.
In the fourth and third century BC the remaining Sabaean emigrés would have left Ethiopia for the Yemen, leaving elements of their civilisation and traditions firmly embedded in the Ethiopian's way of life.
users.vnet.net /alight/aksum/mhak2.html   (18933 words)

  
 Culture Page - Issue 05 - Yemen Times
The calendar used was a Sabaean one and the first year of it agrees with 1220 AD.
This year mark the emergence of the Sabaean kingdom under the leadership of Pennsylvania Dhi Riash after whom one of the temples was named," he continued.
Sabaean kings and queen were described by Ben Khaldoon as the kings of Yemen as well as the Arab Peninsula.
yementimes.com /01/iss05/culture.htm   (3012 words)

  
 Land of red-hot earth Harran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The Semitic tribes, according to legend the offspring of Noah's son Shem, in other words the Aramaeans of Shem's son Aram, the Sabaeans, the Suryani's, meaning 'of Syria'...
The once famous and widespread Sabaean religion, too of course, is embellished with somewhat muddled mythological stories as the children tell it.
But Harran was indeed the historic homeland of the Sabaeans.
www.anatolia.com /content/?a=77&z=3   (983 words)

  
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The final collapse of Sabaean civilization coincided with the ruin of the dyke of Ma'rib, after which much of the land became desiccated and desolate.
At the height of their prosperity, the Sabaeans invaded and conquered the region of Africa opposite their land and enslaved the native Blacks, who had some vestiges of culture left from the conquest of Nubia by the Egyptians long before.
The conquering Sabaeans, however, in the ignorance that preceded the development of biological science, fecklessly committed the crime of miscegenation, producing mongrels and eventually giving to the territory in Africa the appellation, "Land of Bastards," Abyssinia (now changed to Ethiopia).
www.faem.com /oliver/022rpo.htm   (896 words)

  
 USC-MSA Compendium of Muslim Texts
The answers mostly take the form of instruction and admonition and argument, but at some places the disbelievers have been warned also of the evil consequences, of their stubbornness.
In this connection, the stories of the Sabaeans and the Prophets David and Solomon have been related to impress this lesson: "You have both these historical precedents before you.
On the one hand, there were the Prophets David and Solomon, who had been blessed by Allah with great powers and such grandeur and glory as had been granted to hardly any people before them.
www.usc.edu /dept/MSA/quran/maududi/mau34.html   (316 words)

  
 Visitor Questions and Comments
Were you to look at the gospels in the Bible you would see a reference made to 'the disciples of John the Baptist' when a lay person asks Jesus why his disciples do not fast 'as the disciples of John do'.
Following on from this we find that there are many terms for the name of Mandaean (Sabaean, Nasorean, Christian of John the Baptist).
It is important to distinguish us from the Sabaeans of Haran who are an entirely separate group that we have been associated with because of the similarity in our names.
www.iraqfoundation.org /forum/visitor/2000/cmar/14_mandais.html   (397 words)

  
 | Victory News Magazine | The People Of Saba And The Arim Flood |   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In order for the Sabaean traders to carry their goods to the Mediterranean and Gaza, and thus pass across Northern Arabia, they had to get permission from Sargon II, the ruler of all the region, or pay a certain amount of tax to him.
When the Sabaean people started paying taxes to the Assyrian Kingdom, their name began to be recorded in the annals of this state.
However, this did not mean that the military power of the Sabaeans was weak; the Sabaean army was one of the most important factors contributing to the endurance of their culture over such a long period without collapse.
www.victorynewsmagazine.com /ThePeopleOfSabaAndTheArimFlood.htm   (2832 words)

  
 AskWhy! on the Mandaeans - Christianity Revealed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The idolaters also held cattle in esteem on account of their use in agriculture and went even as far as to say that it is not allowed to slay them because they combine in themselves strength and willingness to do the work of a man in tilling the ground.
Sabaean rulers are mentioned in Assyrian annals of the late eighth and early seventh centuries BC, but Sabaean inscriptions only appear in the sixth century BC.
In the heyday of the dam, the Sabaeans could have taken to bathing, and perhaps becopme noted for it so that bathing became associated with their name, but this is merely speculation, the only evidence for which is that a Moslem commentator observed that Sabians prayed towards Yemen—possibly his own rationalisation.
www.askwhy.co.uk /christianity/0255Mandaeans.html   (6026 words)

  
 Spices, Gold and Precious Stones: The South Arabian Spice Trade
The first mention in the historical texts of the Sabaeans and the goods that were involved in the caravan trade is in an Assyrian text, dating to the mid-eighth century BC, which describes the seizure of a camel caravan by the governor of Suhu and Mari on the middle Euphrates.
It has been suggested that the traders from Saba and Tayma (an important way station on the incense route) were exchanging their incense for Phoenician textiles, iron, etc. in the Levant and then were travelling eastwards to exchange some of these goods with the Assyrians.
As the Sabaeans were outside the reach of the Assyrian armies, these gifts to the Assyrian kings are more likely to have been trade tariffs or bribes to guarantee smooth trading.
www.fathom.com /course/21701787/session2.html   (1265 words)

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