The Book of Elchasai is a lost prophetic book containing certain laws and apocalyptic prophecies pertaining to Jewish Christian and gnostic doctrines written. According to Early Christian and Manichaean sources, Elchasai or Elxai was the founder of the sect of the Elkesaites and the recipient of a book of revelation. followers of the Jewish-Christian prophet Elchasai (Alchasaios, Elkesai, Elxaios, Elxai), who is said to have received the revelation written about in the Book of.

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In general, to study Text requires four principles: The universe is held to be governed by principles created by God, who is called “the great and most high God”. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you.

It is known only from fragments quoted in the early Christian writings of Hippolytus of RomeEusebiusEpiphanius of Salamisand Origen. External links are provided for convenience purposes. Muslims must respect other religions.

Book of Elchasai

Which is the book of Peace: The influence of the Elchasaites upon Mani – as we now know from the Cologne Mani Codex – must however have been quite considerable. Down to his twenty-fourth year Mani lved in an Elchasaite community, and his own independent teaching developed in controversy with this baptist group.


And He it is Who has put the night and the day in succession Quran The Lord our God is one Lord Deuteronomy 6: Jesus is Son of the Father in Heaven. Scriptures in Islam Quran Hadith. One of these fragments No. You are invited to always conduct your own research. This is omitted to minimise text.

Book of Elchasai

Alcibiades of Apamea was described by Hippolytus as a “strange demon” having possession of this book of revelations. Text should never be read literally or in isolation. Scriptures are Revealed Text considered to be sacred and God-inspired. O My servants who have transgressed against themselves, do elchsai despair of the mercy of God. Redrawing the Religious Map of Antiquity.

Come gook a word that is just between us and you, that we worship none but Allah, and that we associate no partners with Him, and that none of us shall take others as lords besides Allah Quran 3: The Origins of Jewish Mysticism. Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? The book uses numbers and measures to foretell the future and further advocates healing rituals, as well as following a schedule based elcgasai astrology.


The book describes angelic beings of “stupendous” size and their announcement of universal destruction. The book was used by a number of Transjordanian sects, including Ebionites, Essenes, Nazarenes, and especially by Elcesaites.

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Elchasai/Elxai – Brill Reference

It is not possible to decide whether Elchasai was his own name elchasqi a sobriquet like that, for example, of Simon Magus in Acts 8: These beings revealed the requirements which would allow absolution on the judgment day. He has made for you mates from yourselves, and for the cattle also mates.

Fragment I On Providence: Book of Elchasai At a Glance.