Creation in Collision? Isaiah 40-48 and Zoroastrianism, Babylonian Religion and Genesis 1

January 2013
Journal of Hebrew Scriptures;2013, Vol. 13, preceding p1
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the idea of a unique creator in Isaiah 40-48, a broad range of texts and traditions in the search for an answer. Some scholars argue for an early introduction of Zoroastrianism since names of the Achemaenian family members reflect Zoroastrian concepts. Concerning the text, Ahura Mazda is given a prominent role par excellence.


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