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This finished and succinct encyclopedia lines the origins and improvement of the BahNB'! religion from nineteenth-century Iran to the trendy day, masking its imperative figures and significant historic occasions.

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LG 5 1 6 1 7 nos. 174652; SAQ 245-7. (1963); responsibility for the work of the Boards has been transferred to the Augur, George (1853-1927) more recently formed CONTINENTAL and Ruth (d. 1936) OF COUNSELLORS (1968); the BOARDS Board members are empowered to Prominent early Hawaiian Bahi'is, who appoint ASSISTANTS to help them in their converted around 1906. George was the work (1973); five-year (reappointable) first Bahb'i to live in Japan (1914-19), terms of service to the Boards have been where he was later joined by his wife and set (from November 1986); and the total by Agnes ALEXANDER.

27,231 no. 125,272-3 no. 145,277-9 no. 147, 447-51 no. 251; RB3: 275499; BFSH 71-3; UHI, Synopsis; Wolbridge, Sacred 248-52. Aqdas, Lawh-i(PA, 'The Most Holy Tablet') Arabic tablet of Bahi'u'llih revealed in Akka, sometimes also referred to as the Tablet to the Christians. The recipient was possibly Firis Effendi, a Baha'i of Syrian Christian background (BKG 267-78; RB3 5-11). The tablet addresses all Christians; proclaims that Bah5'u'llih is the promised Spirit of Truth who has come to guide them to all truth; and asks them not to be like the Jewish Pharisees who awaited the advent of the Messiah but were unable to recognize Jesus when he came.

Of his mission and martyrdom had the title Bdb However, whilst in SH~'ISM endowed mankind with the potentialrefers in the first instance to the four ities of the attainment of maturity, and men who successively claimed to be the were now deranging the existing equili'gates' (abwdb) of the Hidden Imim, brium of human society so as to prepare and it was in this sense that many it for its future unity. e. the very brief the 'descent' of divine verses, and was period of time that elapsed before written in the style of the Quran - a Bahi'u'llih, as the next Manifestation radical gesture noted by the Bib's of God, replaced the Bib as central clerical opponents, whilst from the outreligious focus) or by the 'restricted set the Bib laid claim to being the range' within which his laws were ever recipient of some form of divine revelaable to operate.

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