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Klyashtornyj S. / 謝爾蓋•克里昂什多爾内. Manichaean Motives in the Turkic Runic Texts from Dunhuang and Tuva / 敦煌及圖瓦突厥古文本中的摩尼教主 // Dunhuang Studies: Prospects and Problems for the Coming Second Century of Research / 敦煌學:第二個百年的研究視角與問題. St. Petersburg: Slavia Publishers, 2012. P. 112—114,


Ïrq bitig, the “Book of Omens”, is a literary work which has attracted the attention of many scholars. It is a work whose many cultural implications demand ever deeper levels of scholarly interpretation. Until recently, however, many questions concerning its content, and even its exact date and provenance, have remained somewhat obscure. Due to the brilliant investigations of J.R. Hamilton it has by now become clear that Ïrq bitig was completed on March 17, 930 AD in the Manichaean monastery of the Great Cloud (Taygüntan manystan, Chin. Dayuntang). Its author or compiler was a junior cleric (kiĉig di(n)tar) who dedicated this work to his elder brother, the military commander It Aĉuq.

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the Book of Omens
Ïrq bitig
Manichaean texts
runic inscriptions

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