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Was Ahura Mazda the first Deity to have his own car? Insert Name Here 05:46, 10 September 2008 (EDT)
Zoroastrianism and Christianity
Did Zoroastrianism REALLY influence Judaism and Christianity? When was Zoroaster born? Is the time of his birth consistent with him having influenced the Abrahamic faiths? Christians like to claim that the opposite is true -- that the Jews, in fact, influenced Zoroastrianism. So which could it be?— Unsigned, by: 126.96.36.199 / talk / contribs
- Easy: The bible doesn't have any scripture that has anything on the list until AFTER it states the Jews were released. — Unsigned, by: 188.8.131.52 / talk / contribs (signed by bot) 04:05, 03 September 2014 (UTC)
- This entire section is ripe for a rewrite, as the idea of there being a 'Judaism', let alone an 'exile' is up for debate. The whole Messiah concept is rather ancient, too. See the works of Thomas L Thompson, Ingrid Hjelm, Niels Lemche, Phillip Davies. There are differences amongst their opinions, but Thompson, in particular, hypothesises that the Bible uses stories of the historical Palestinian god 'Yahweh' to point to an entirely transcendent, unknowable God. Scherben (talk) 17:31, 11 May 2017 (UTC)