Sabaeans

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The Sabaeans were a people who lived in what is today Yemen in the 1st millennium BC. They may be the same nation as the biblical Sheba. They made substantial profits off the spice trade, and left behind many inscriptions in the musnad (Old South Arabian) alphabet.

They were polytheistic, and should not be confused with the Sabians mentioned in the Qur'an, whose name is written with the Arabic letter sad rather than sin, and is widely believed to refer to the Mandaeans.

"Surely they that believe, and those of Jewry, and the Christians and those Sabians, whoso believe in God and the last day, and work righteousness, their wage awaits them with the lord, and no fear shall be on them, neither shall they sorrow" Quran 2:62

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