The pazand and sanskrit texts, edited and translated into german by. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages. The zend avesta download books, sacred, spiritual texts. Zendavesta encyclopedia geographical names zend avesta, the original document of the religion of zoroaster, still used by the parsees as their bible and prayerbook. Mills from sacred books of the east, american edition, 1898 except as noted translation of gathas by c. Charles francis horne born january 12, 1870 in jersey city, new jersey died september, 1942 in annapolis, maryland was an american author of books. Vesdin authored an impressive opus of 32 books and smaller treatises on brahmanic religion and customs, oriental manuscripts and antiques collections, language comparison and missionary history. The first european translation of the holy avestai. Avestan is the sacred language of the zoroastrians, and the oldest language in this branch of the indoeuropean language family. Zendavesta, the original document of the religion of zoroaster q. Died january 17, 1805 the following is a brief historical abstract from avesta grammar by a. He also edited the zend avesta for max millers sacred books of the east.
These many different texts are believed to have been transmitted orally for centuries before they were written down in the 3rd century. Our zendavesta does not mean the avesta in the zend language, but is an incorrect transcription of the original expression avistgk va zand, i. Zend avesta, first edition abebooks shop for books. According to a legend preserved in the book of arda viraf, a 3rd or 4th century work, a written version of the zend avesta had existed in the. This was the first translation of the ancient persian books published in a european language. In 1723 a copy of only the vendidad sadeh was procured by. French edition zoroaster, abraham hyacinthe anquetil duperron on.
Its religious core is a collection of songs or hymns, the gathas, thought to be in the main the very words of zoroaster. The zendavesta is the sacred book of the parsis, that is to say, of the few remaining followers of that religion which feigned over persia at the time when the second successor of mohammed overthrew the. The zendavesta is the sacred book of the parsis, that is to say, of the few remaining. This was the first translation of the ancient persian books. Rare books princeton university library special collections.
Use zendavesta in a sentence zendavesta sentence examples. Anquetil sailed for india in 1755 to study zoroasters works. The sirozahs, yasts and nyayis, part 2, the sacred books of the east by f. This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Avesta, the bible of zoroaster wikisource, the free online library. Find here selected list of books on zoroastrianism, life and. Find here selected list of books on zoroastrianism, life and teachings of zoroaster or zarathushtra, zoroastrian beliefs, zend avesta, parsees, indo iranian connection, ancient history, persia and more. Reviews of books 119 the introduction is devoted to several important theoretical questions, including the ones cited above. Published in three volumes with a long series of appendices and a booklength. Prodicus the gnostic had secret books of zoroaster 2. The term zand is a contraction of the avestan language word za i nti, meaning interpretation, or as understood zand glosses and commentaries exist in several languages, including in the avestan. Discover book depositorys huge selection of m anquetil books online. The general rare books department has a number of publishers prospectuses, which cover a variety of publications, and range from the early 1700s to the present. The visprat is a lesser liturgical scripture, containing homages to a number of zoroastrian. They form a middle section of the chief liturgical part of the canon, the yasna, which contains the rite of the preparation and sacrifice of haoma. Published in three volumes with a long series of appendices and a booklength introduction about anquetils travels in india, it offered the first known example of a monotheistic text with no direct. Filip vesdin and the comparison of sanskrit with iranian.
The analysis of the sasanian avesta and zand in the denkard is summarized in darmesteter, zendavesta iii, pp. Geldner, avesta, the sacred books of the parsis, stuttgart, 18891896. A systematic assessment of axial age proposals using. The zendavesta is the sacred book of the parsis, that is to say, of the few remaining followers of that religion which feigned over persia at the time when the second successor of mohammed overthrew the sassanian dynasty 1, and which has been called dualism, or mazdeism, or magism, or zoroastrianism, or fireworship, according. The zend avesta is the main texts used in the zoroastrian faith. The name zendavesta has been current in europe since the time of anquetil duperron c. Appears in 189 books from 18792006 more page 612 originals. The somewhat romantic story of his enterprise and its success is too familiar to relate.
Avesta, the bible of zoroaster wikisource, the free. After his arrival in france in 1762, he set about his task of preparing a french translation of the vendidad and other avestan texts he had brought with him. Westergaard, zendavesta or the religious book of the zoroastrians i, copenhagen, 18521854. The zend avesta part i sacred books of the east, volume 4, 1880 james darmesteter introduction chapter 1 the discovery of the zendavesta includes notes below e. The zendavesta or persian holy scripture by charles. He wrote or edited more than one hundred books, mostly multivolume history works. Zend avesta, the original document of the religion of zoroaster, still used by the. His writings contained instructions for the conduct of rituals, personal observations on. The designation bahman yast stems from anquetil du perron, the pioneer of zoroastrian studies in europe a. Avestan is named for the zend avesta, the sacred scriptures of the zoroastrians in which it appears.718 1501 931 1217 1101 1414 1097 943 277 511 463 738 1066 148 1512 420 605 1264 1398 1135 28 420 1301 327 713 1104 476 238 1120 880 1116 667 1317 637 773 41 19 856 1244 940 487