The Letters of the Living (Arabic: حروف الحي) was a title provided by the Báb to the first eighteen disciples of the Bábí Religion. In some understandings the Báb places himself at the head of this list (as the first letter). In this article, the former notation will be used except when specifically said otherwise.
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... These 18 disciples were later to be known as the Letters of the Living and were given the task of spreading the new faith across Iran and Iraq ...
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