Ginza Rba consists of 18 books in 62 chapters containing about 700 pages. The book, still mainly hand written, with upright text on each right-hand page for the living and text when turned upside-down is the left for the dead. The right section of the Ginza Rba contains sections dealing with theology, creation, ethics, historical, and mythical narratives. The left section of Ginza Rba deals with man's soul in the after life.
The best sources for scholars today who cannot read Mandaean Aramaic, are still the German translations; for example "Der Ginza oder das grosse Buch der Mandaer" published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, 1925. Serious students who have learned Aramaic, can of course read the original books, which have been published and are freely accessible in any university research library. There are no full English translations of the Ginza Rba.
Ginza Rba (The Gret Treasure) / Qulasta: The Mandaean Liturgical Prayer Book, Book 1: Sidra d Nismata (Book of Souls)
Oct 01, 2001; Ginza Rba (The Great Treasure). Edited by MAJID FANDI ALMUBARAKI, HAITHIM MAHDI SAAED, and BRIAN MUBARAKI. Sidney: MAJID FANDI...
Ginza Rba (The Great Treasure) and Qulasta: The Mandaean Liturgical Prayer Book, Book 1: Sidra d Nismata (Book of Souls). (Reviews of Books).
Oct 01, 2001; Ginza Rba (The Great Treasure). Edited by MAJID FANDI AL-MUBARAKI, HAITHIM MAHDI SAAED, and BRIAN MUBARAKI. Sidney: MAJID FANDI...