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Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings, and Religion of Parsees (Paperback) Loot Price: R470
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Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings, and Religion of Parsees (Paperback): Martin Haug

Essays on the Sacred Language, Writings, and Religion of Parsees (Paperback)

Martin Haug

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1862. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I.' HISTORY OF THE RESEARCHES INTO THE SACRED WRITINGS AND RELIGION OF THE PARSEES FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES DOWN TO THE PRESENT. 1.--THE REPORTS OF THE GREEKS, ROMANS, ARMENIANS, AND MOHAMMEDANS. In this chapter I intend to give a brief outline of the gradual acquaintance of the western nations with the Zoroastrian religion, (now professed only by the small Parsee community in India, and by a very insignificant portion which remained in the ancient fatherland in Persia, ) and principally to trace the history of the scientific researches attempted in Europe into the original records of this ancient creed, where the true doctrine of the great Zoroaster and his successors, buried for thousands of years, is to be found. To the whole ancient world Zoroaster's lore was better known by the name of the doctrine of the Magi, which denomination was commonly applied to the priests of India, Persia, and Babylonia. The earliest mention of them is made in the Prophet Jeremiah (39, 3), who enumerated among the retinue of king Nebuchadnezzar at his entry into Jerusalem, the " Chief of the Magi" (rab mag in Hebrew), from which statement we may distinctly gather, that the Magi exercised a great influence at the court of Babylonia 600 years B. C. They were, however, foreigners, and are not to be confounded with the indigenous priests. In the Old Testament no account of this religion is given; only once (Ezekiel VIII., 16,17) it is hinted at.* The Persians, whose only priests the Magi appear to have been, however, are never spoken of as adherents to idolatry. The Persian kings, chiefly Cyrus, (called Koresh in Hebrew, Kurush in the cuneiform inscriptions) favored the Jews. In Isaiah this great king is called "the anointed of the Lord (mashialch in Hebrew 45, 1, ), the shepherd who car...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Martin Haug
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 90
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-34391-9
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Zoroastrianism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Zoroastrianism
LSN: 1-150-34391-5
Barcode: 9781150343919

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