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1/10-To research and learn about Zoroastrianism:
1-Be wary of online/offline/oral sources given that it is a very old (one of the oldest) religion and most people deform it and interpret it in their own way.
2- Not many credible sources but I will list the ones that are
2/10-Prods Oktor Skjaervo is a professor of Iranian studies at department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in Harvard University. I will begin by listing some of his work relating to Zoroastrianism.
3/10-This is an introduction to Young Avestan by Skjaervo. It is an amazing tool to study with and educate others as well. It is concise and can be a good start to dip your toes in Zoroastrianism. Plus he shares it for free with and for Humanity💕
sites.fas.harvard.edu/~iranian/Avest…
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Was #Jesus #based on #Zarathustra (aka #Zoroaster) the #Prophet?
Um, #NO, and here is why:
Zarathustra (Known in the west as Zoroaster) was a Persian prophet who lived around 1000 BC. The exact date of his life is unknown, with some believing that he lived anywhere from 1500-600 BC. He went on to found Zoroastrianism, one of the first monotheistic faiths (challenging
Pharaoh Akhenaten for the status of the first founder of monotheism (though Zoroaster’s teaching actually entail dualism, belief in two gods. He only worshipped one of them, Ahura Mazda). The Avesta, the Zoroastrian Bible, was compiled in the 4rth century AD. This book contains
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