Sabiens

is the Aramean equivalent of the word “Baptists.” (See below.)

“The sects of Hemerobaptists, Baptists, and Sabiens (the Mogtasila of the Arabian writers) in the second century filled Syria, Palestine, and Babylonia.” —Reman: Life of Jesus, chap. xii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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