Alaha in Aramaic has been related to Allah in Arabic. The Mandaeans believe in a Supreme Being, Alaha. He deputed the governance of the material, which is world of non-reality, and even its creation, to regents (melki); spirits of power and purity who sprang into existence as their names were pronounced by the Almighty. Of these beings, three hundred and sixty in number, the most important is Mara d Rabutha (Lord of Greatness), http://www.mandaeanworld.com/oral_folklore1b.html

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