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Headword: *ma/nhs
Adler number: mu,149
Translated headword: Manes, Mani
Vetting Status: high
Name of a Persian, who, having fled from the kingdom of the Persians in the reign of Constantine the Great,[1] threw into confusion the doctrines of the Christians.
It is declined Manentos.[2]
Greek Original:
*ma/nhs: o)/noma *persou=, o(\s a)podra\s e)k th=s tw=n *persw=n basilei/as e)pi\ tou= mega/lou *kwnstanti/nou ta\ *xristianw=n e)ta/ratte do/gmata. kli/netai *ma/nentos.
See also mu 147, kappa 2174 (with bibliography). The founder of the Manichaean religion lived from 216 to 276 CE, and his life and doctrine are better understood from recent discoveries.
[1] Impossible. Alexander of Lycopolis says, more plausibly, that he "was" (gegone/nai) in the time of Valerian (253-60; Tractatus de placitis Manichaeorum 2.11). On this and in general see OCD(4) p.892, under "Manichaeism". See also Catholic Encyclopedia (web address 1).
[2] For the declension of the name as if it were maneis (the aorist passive participle of mainomai 'rave, be mad'), see Titus of Bostra, Adversus Manichaeos 1; Philoxenus, Ep. 35 (A. Mai, Nova Bibliotheca Patrum, v. 8.3, Rome 1871, p. 183); John of Damascus, Against the Manichaeans 1.67; Eusebius, Eccl. Hist. 7.31.1ff.
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: biography; Christianity; chronology; dialects, grammar, and etymology; geography; religion
Translated by: Byard Bennett on 7 November 2000@17:04:57.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keywords; cosmetics) on 14 September 2001@06:51:47.
Catharine Roth (added link) on 14 September 2001@11:38:12.
Robert Dyer (Added x-refs and ref. to Eusebius, cosmetics) on 23 June 2003@05:00:14.
David Whitehead (another keyword) on 3 October 2005@10:00:43.
David Whitehead (another keyword; cosmetics) on 1 May 2013@05:34:02.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 9 August 2014@07:14:00.
David Whitehead (coding) on 17 May 2016@06:59:02.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 7 July 2020@01:08:36.


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