Zoroastrianism, through its cultural and socio-political influence carried the seed of a world conception that was previously non-existent and even inconceivable to the affected people, namely the existence of a monotheistic divinity, which is all good, and all light. Thought is that zoroastrian influence on biblical theology is both obvious and widespread throughout the bible 9 included among the influenced doctrines are biblical teachings about a variety of subjects. This is of massive importance to both jews and christians, because it means that the details in the old testament were open for editing during and after a time when the jewish people were under constant exposure to one of the world's oldest religions: zoroastrianism. We are told nehemiah, who followed the zoroastrian purity code rigidly, was responsible for the transition of the jewish purity code the purity laws were no longer restricted to the temple, but had to be exercised in 'the fields, the kitchen, the bed and the street (boyce, history of zoroastrianism vol ii, p 190.
Zoroastrianism, although the smallest of the major religions of the world in the number of its adherents, is historically one of the most important its roots are in the proto-indo-european spirituality that also produced the religions of india it was the first of the world's religions to be. Comparing zoroastrianism, judaism, and christianity zoroastrianism, judaism, and christianity share so many features that it seems that there must be a connection between them there is a great deal of zoroastrian influence in both judaism and christianity. Zoroastrianism was removed from world history as a major force by the arab people were united primarily by jewish, and zoroastrian minorities under islamic.
The jewish people have the torah or old testament which is the law code and beliefs of the jewish people the zoroastrian people have the avesta which consists of twenty two fargards that explain the principles of zoroastrian beliefs. This concept reflects the zoroastrian influence, as in the original judaism, it was yahweh who would choose his people and grant them the blessing of being the chosen in contrast to a common belief that wisdom belongs to god, they believed in wisdom of man as well, and expressed interest in philosophy. Jewish history (or the history of the jewish people) is the history of the jews, and their religion and culture, as it developed and interacted with other peoples, religions and cultures. Historically, zoroastrianism is the term given to the ancient religion of persia at present there is a sect of people named parsees in iran and in india these people descend from persian followers of the zoroastrian religion as it was at a later date the religion of these people may now be quite different from what it originally was.
Well, the jews did just that, carrying zoroastrian teachings with them it's from these teachings that the modern concepts of satan, the messiah, demons, etc were first formed so, jews took that idea and transformed satan from the angel of temptation to the prince of darkness and all that bullshit. Jews and zoroastrians share a number of beliefs and features to such an extent that some people find it difficult to differentiate the two despite these similarities, there are some very important factors that make the two different. The jews greatly resisted the imposition of zoroastrianism charading as judaism the construction of the temple designed by the great persian king cyrus for the jews was delayed by both political and physical means. In zoroastrian eschatology there is much which has become familiar from reading the jewish and christian testaments: heaven, hell, redemption, the promise of a sashoyant (messiah), the existence of an evil spirit ahriman and - most striking of all - the prospect of a final battle for the salvation of man at the end of time between ahura mazda and ahriman leading to the latter's final defeat. A: both religions are monotheistic, but judaism more so now than zoroastrianism of course, the most fundamental difference is that the jewish deity is god, while the zoroastrian deity is ahura.
And as the jewish religion was re-made after the catastrophe of the exile, these zoroastrian teachings began to filter into the jewish religious culture there are some venturesome scholars who say that the jewish idea of monotheism was inspired by contact with zoroastrian monotheism. From the tenth century on, we find qur'ānic commentators who claim that pre-islamic arabs observed zoroastrian menstruation customs rather than jewish ones from the eleventh century on, commentators combined jewish and zoroastrian customs in their commentary on qur'ān 2:222. The distinguish differences between the two are that judaism is the religious belief of the jews, while zoroastrianism is the older religion of the iranian people better known as the persians and medes the two religions correspond in some respects with the take to be to their cosmological ideas. The clear advantage in those days of having a fear of filth was that it kept people inclined to be healthy and free of diseases, and the persians were, but these people, jews or zoroastrians, knew little of hygiene. Zoroastrianism, or mazdayasna, is one of the world's oldest religions that remains activeit is a monotheistic faith (ie a single creator god), centered in a dualistic cosmology of good and evil and an eschatology predicting the ultimate destruction of evil.
The later jewish sect, the pharisees, appear to have been particularly willing to accept zoroastrian concepts and their name is thought by some to be a corruption of 'farsis' (persians. One of the most important differences beween jewish monotheism and zoroastrian monotheism is that jews recognize the one god as the source of both good and evil, light and darkness, while. Zoroastrian philosophy powerfully influenced post-exilic judaism darius the great was famously pious and showed the same general tolerance for other faiths as his predecessor cyrus. People of the book/scripture (arabic: أهل الكتاب ′ahl al-kitāb) is an islamic term referring to jews, christians, and sabians and sometimes applied to members of other religions such as zoroastrians it is also used in judaism to refer to the jewish people and by members of some christian denominations to refer to themselves.
Traveling the world for jewish and iranian studies conferences, yaakov became a tireless evangelist for reading the talmud alongside middle persian texts, regularly launching into detailed discussions of zoroastrian law and describing it, to the astonishment of many, as halakhic, rabbinic, and strikingly parallel to jewish law. A parsi / ˈ p ɑːr s iː / (or parsee) (means persian in the persian language) refers to a member of the zoroastrian community who migrated to india (mainly) (including present day pakistan) from persia during the arab invasion of 636-651 ce one of two (the other being iranis) mainly located in india, with a few in pakistan.
Zoroastrianism and judaism present a number of resemblances to each other in their general systems of angelology and demonology, points of similarity which have been especially emphasized by the jewish rabbinical scholars schorr and kohut and the christian theologian stave. Zoroastrianism, the ancient pre-islamic religion of iran that survives there in isolated areas and, more prosperously, in india, where the descendants of zoroastrian iranian (persian) immigrants are known as parsis, or parsees.