This blog was set up to focus on and facilitate a period of student research related to the Mandaeans. Since then it has been largely inactive. But it seems appropriate to bring it back to life momentarily to direct attention to ongoing research activity at Butler University (and beyond) related to the Mandaeans.
Dr. James F. McGrath of Butler University has received an NEH grant for a project to translate the Mandaean Book of John. You can learn more about the project at a blog he has set up expressly for that purpose: The Mandaean Book of John Project Blog.