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What is the dating of the earliest manuscript of the Book of Arda Wiraz?

The Arda Wiraz is a Zoroastrian text that tells the story of a spiritual journey undertook by Wiraz. Wiki summarises the story as this: Wirāz is chosen for his piety to undertake a journey to the ...
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Where can we read/find the "Naqsh e Rajab" inscription of the Magian Priest Kartir?

In the Encyclopaedia Iranica entry on the Arda Wiraz, it mentions: ...The narrative of Wīrāz is not unique. Parallels are found in more precisely dated sources—the legend of Zoroaster recorded in ...
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Was Zoroaster a historical person?

I have heard that most scholars consider Zarathustra to have been an existed, historical person. If this is the case, how do they know this, unlike Homer whose historicity is uncertain?
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Are there equivalents of the Seven Archangels of Zoroastrianism in Vedic Religion?

As I explore the possible relationship between archangels in Judaism and Proto-Indo-European religion here, here is a related more specific question. Zoroastrianism and Early Vedic religion are very ...
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Is the Cypress of Kashmar on display in Baghdad?

The Cypress of Kashmar was a sacred tree of the Zoroastrians. Apparently, according to the Shahnameh and other sources, it was planted by Zoroaster (or his patron) at the fire temple of Kashmar, and ...
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Is there any historical evidence that suggest that Zoroastrianism is older than Judaism or vice versa?

So from what I remember reading around Zoroastrianism is or seems to be older than Judaism not only older, but the former seems to have influenced the latter. However while talking to a friend today ...
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Why were the Hecatomnid rulers of Caria permitted to marry their siblings?

Hecatomnus of Caria had three sons and two daughters. The elder two sons married a daughter each, and all five children would rule, successively, the state which their father founded. Why was this ...
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Did Zoroastrianism influence some Ancient Greek Philosophers?

Ancient Greek Philosophy, was never monolithic, that is to say, the diversity of thought represented in the Greek Philosophers is well documented and well chronicled. However, did the Persian ...
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How did early Judaism and Zoroastrianism influence each other, if they were so far apart?

I've been reading, from various sources, fairly vague and hand-wavey claims that Zoroastrianism and early Judaism influenced each other (and that both were influenced by Atenism). Looking at ...
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Zoroastrianism and Hinduism [closed]

Zoroastrianism and Hinduism have close resemblances. For example Both the religions worship fire god, Both have religious languages are sound alike. Both Teachings agree that Ahura/Asura and Daeva/...
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Why is there an Islamic revolution in Iran?

If Zoroastrianism is so strong in Iran, why was there an Islamic revolution? Why is it proclaimed as the Islamic Republic of Iran?
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