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Department of Religions and Philosophies

Mr Adam Benkato

BA (USC), MA (London)


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Centre for Iranian Studies

PhD Student Associate Member

Mr Adam Benkato
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Thesis title:
The Manichaean-Sogdian Parable Book. Text Edition and Literary Analysis.
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PhD Research

My thesis has two parts: 1) an edition, translation, and commentary of an important book of Manichaean parables written in Sogdian, and 2) a literary-critical analysis of the text and the genre of Manichaean parables in general.


  • Holder of SOAS Doctoral Scholarship.
  • International Association of Manichaean Studies (IAMS), Association International de Dialectologie Arabe (AIDA)


Manichaeism, Iranian linguistics (esp. Middle Iranian), Arabic dialectology.