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A Hymn of Zoroaster Yasna Thirty-One (1888) by A V Williams Jackson
A Hymn of Zoroaster  Yasna Thirty-One (1888)

Author: A V Williams Jackson
Published Date: 10 Sep 2010
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Language: English
Format: Hardback
ISBN10: 1168921988
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Yasna, the sacred liturgical texts of the Avesta (Zoroastrian scriptures), which include the AVESTA: YASNA: Sacred Liturgy and Gathas/Hymns of Zarathushtra 31. Against the wicked human tyrant, hurling weapons at the head, for the Sep 10, 2010 A Hymn Of Zoroaster: Yasna Thirty-One (1888) [Abraham Valentine Williams Jackson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON A B VOLUME 4 3 is a fresh approach to the world's greatest classic. Its object is to make the Bible accessible to the modern reader; its method is to arrive at the meaning of biblical literature through exact translation and extended exposition, and to reconstruct the ancient setting of the bib lical story, as well as the circumstances of its transcription and the char 3 See, for example, "Avesta, the Bible of Zoroaster," Biblical World, June, 1893. I, 420-31; ibid., "The Ancient Persian Doctrine of a Future Life," August, I896, A Hymn of Zoroaster, pp. 38-41, Stuttgart and Boston, 1888. 2Avesta Yasna 48. The hymns composed in his honour are most ethical. [30] CHAPTER V AHURA MAZDA Ahura Mazda is the name Zarathushtra gives to God. The Iranians, as we shall see later, had brought to their new homeland several gods of the IndoIranian pantheon. Zarathushtra does not mention them by name in his hymns. This omission is not accidental; it is deliberate. cidates primarily only the first of the seventy-two chapters composing the Yasna, which is itself but one of the five divisions (the liturgical) of the Zoroastrian Scriptures;and though a t a later date (1844-1846), he subjected the ninth chapter of the Yasna to a similar though briefer examination, he carried n o further his investigations B. c.) of Zoroaster is accepted.' It is possible to diminish the force of this objection by postulating an earlier epoch for Zoroaster;2 but, even so, it is very doubtful whether the prophet can be carried far enough back to make any earlier date than 1200 B. c. or 1800 B. c.8 for the Rigveda reasonably probable. 1500 to 500 BCE, with the oldest texts, the hymns of the Rigveda, being composed Yajasne ba Nirang [Yasna with Nerangs] (Bombay: Fort Printing Press, 1888). Bartholomae, Christian, Der indogermanische Name der Plejaden, IF 31 31. Almut Hintze. 3 Interpretations of Zarathustra and the Gathas. 39 1500 to 500 BCE, with the oldest texts, the hymns of the Rigveda, being composed Older Avesta, the Yasna Haptahaiti in particular, served as its compositional model. That 1887 1888 (London: Adam and Charles Black, 1893; second edition, The five Gathas form part of the Yasna chapters. The Gathas are hymns expressing philosophical thoughts on the teachings of the Prophet Zoroaster and on the good Spirits the Amasha-Sapentas and the Izuds that work with the Deity. The Yasna contains invocations to the various Izuds and describes their several functoins. by Zoroaster, but using material that presents religious aspects in part older than his time. 1. 1. From. 148) Yasna. 44. 3-5-The two. last. stanza 5 refer to the three. of. lines. the Avesta (ed possible that Yasna 55 belonged to the Stot Yast and there formed a kind of colophon to the Gathas. The Hatokht Nask is represented by thcfsusd mathro hadhaokhto (this is the name borne by the 58th chapter of the Yasna, cf. Y. 59, 33, perhaps specially only the section 58, 4-7);finally the Bakan Nask is represented by Yasna 57 (Srosh Yasht). Hymn 10.101 of the Rig Veda invokes the cow as a symbol of divine inspiration and a Vedic theory of the rain cycle interprets the sun s rays as a cow, drinking up the waters of the earth and then returning them in the form of milk or rain (Rig Veda 1.164). The Zoroastrian Diaspora This page intentionally left blank The Zoroastrian Diaspora Religion and Migration The Ratanbai Katrak Lectures, the Oriental Faculty, Oxford 1985

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