Zoroastrian symbol in the Bible?

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  1. Seeker_of_truth

    Seeker_of_truth New Member

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    For those who are not familiar with the Zoroastrian symbol
    http://home.att.net/~numericana/answer/faravahar.gif

    4:2 But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

    (King James Bible, Malachi)

    What is a Zoroastrian symbol doing in the bible?
     
  2. Thomas

    Thomas Administrator Admin

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    I'd say the language of symbol is universal.

    Thomas
     
  3. aburaees

    aburaees Member

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    Ok, from what we can see (the symbol) there are two things in common between the symbol and Malachi4:2, and they are: 1) the sun; and 2) wings...

    However, from what we can see (the symbol) there are two things that I'm not sure are connected to the symbol, unless there's a proof text/tablet, and they are: 1) righteousness; and 2) healing.
     
  4. Seeker_of_truth

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    As a matter of fact this Zoroastrian symbol does represent righteousness and healing. This is common Zoroastrian knowledge.
     
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    lunamoth Episcopalian

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    I believe Malachi was written after the Babylonian exile (where Zoroastrianism was widely practiced). It's not surprising that symbols and other ideas from that time would find their way into the Jewish writings.

    luna

    from wiki:

     
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    Interesting! Anywhere I can check this for myself? The Magi who visited infant Jesus were also Zoroastrians who expected his coming...
     
  7. Seeker_of_truth

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    Yeah that's the cool part. I'm not sure of any online sources but you can read the Zend-Avesta (Zoroastrian's Holy book) at Ocean - World Religions Free Research Library

    That program contains virtually every major world religion book on the planet.
     

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