Black Spirituality Religion : Who is Zoroaster?

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  1. RAPTOR

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    Maybe this dude could explain:​
     
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    According to Wikipedia:

    Zoroaster (/ˌzɒrˈæstər/ or /ˈzɒrˌæstər/), also known as Zarathustra (/ˌzɑrəˈθstrə/; Avestan:Zaraϑuštra), was the founder of Zoroastrianism. Though he was a native speaker of Old Avestan and lived in the eastern part of the Iranian Plateau, his birthplace is uncertain. He is credited with the authorship of the Yasna Haptanghaiti as well as the Gathas, hymns which are at the liturgical core of Zoroastrianism. Most of his life is known through the Zoroastrian texts. Avestan, the language spoken by Zoroaster and used for composing the Yasna Haptanghaiti and the Gathas, on archaeological and linguistic grounds, is dated to have been spoken probably in the first half of the 2nd millennium BCE.[1]

    ^"Zoroaster's language" and "Zoroaster's dialect" used in reference to Old Avestan Michael Witzel, THE HOME OF THE ARYANS, Harvard University, P.11. Date for Old Avestan Skjærvø, P.O. (2003), An Introduction to Young Avestan: Introduction: Old and Young Avestan


    According to this source:


    http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/people_n2/persons1_n2/zoroaster.html

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    ZOROASTER
    c.630 - c.550 BC
    Persian Prophet


    Zoroaster, also called Zarathustra, was an ancient Persian prophet who founded the first world religion - Zoroastrianism.


     
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    This guy points out parallels between zoroaster and the later abrahamic faiths.