Boy acting Deaf and Dumb language of Mani - Manichaean Sogdian fragment reconstruction -L83b

Document Type : Research Paper



In this article, a small part of the Manichaean Sogdian parable known as "the deaf and dumb boy" is reconstructed. Mani narrated this parable for a Zoroastrian priest. The text of the parable contains some fragments in the Sogdian language and script from Leningrad manuscripts collection, which were published some years ago by A. N. Ragoza and later re-edited and reconstructed by N. Sims-Williams. Here the yet unpublished fragment Ch/So12400 from Turfan collection of the National Library of Berlin is reconstructed as a parallel of Leningrad fragment L83b to improve the text.


Volume 3, Issue 1 - Serial Number 1
October 2013
Pages 39-51
  • Receive Date: 23 September 2011
  • Revise Date: 05 October 2013
  • Accept Date: 12 August 2012
  • First Publish Date: 22 October 2012