Thursday, February 28, 2008

Parallels Zoroastrian with Jewish and Christian - 3

LINK: Part 1, Part 2
NOTE: Z = Zoroastrian. J & Ch = Jewish and Christian

  • Z - The wicked spirits and Ahriman intrigued and tempted young Zoroaster.
    J & Ch - The Devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness.
  • Z - After crossing the river four times, when standing on the banks, Zoroaster beheld an archangel.
    J & Ch - The spirit descended upon Jesus at the Jordan River in the from of a Dove.
  • Z - Zoroaster: "Whoso conceded my divine office, shall share in the best... but torments will I set upon him who is for us a grievous oppressor." Also, "unto him shall be given the reward of the future life."
    J & Ch - Jesus: "" Whoso believed in me shall not perish but have everlasting life, but whosoever believed not, shall be damned."
  • Z - "Whatsoever He in His wisdom think, ought to be."
    J & Ch - "Thy will, not mine, be done."
  • Z - "The same as ever now."
    J & Ch - "The same from everlasting unto everlasting."
  • Z - "Spirit Bountiful, giver of all things."
    J & Ch - "Giver of all good things."
  • Z - "Where, founded my soul a helper... save in Right and thee, O God."
    J & Ch - "The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want."
  • Z - "That nature alone is good which shall not do unto another whatever is not good for its own self."
    J & Ch - "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
  • Z - "Also think of them as thine own and this is thy religion".
    J & Ch - "Thy neighbour as thyself."
  • Z - "Such a one... shall then arrive, as the best of intercessors, who here below interceded for the poor man and the poor woman in their distress."
    J & Ch - "Pure religion and undefiled is to visit the widow and orphan in their distress."

INDEX: Iranian influence in Judaism and Christianity. Abbas Aryanpur & Manoochehr Aryanpur. College of Translation. 1973. Tehran. Iran.