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Zoroastrian Heritage

Author: K. E. Eduljee

Zoroastrian Scriptures & Avestan Languages
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Scripture Selections


Avestan Texts

Introduction

Avesta Texts & Translations

Gatha Texts & Translations

Organization of the Avesta

System One - Five Sections

System Two - Two Sections

Avesta Contents

Yasna

Visperad

Vendidad

Yasht

Khordeh Avesta

Fragment Including:
Afringan, Gahs & Sirozah

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Avestan History

Composition & Transmission of the Avesta

Gathas - the Oral Tradition

Avesta - the Oral Tradition Continues

Zand

Compilation & Destruction

First Written Compilation - Achaemenian Avesta

Destruction of the Achaemenian Avesta by Alexander

Second Written Compilation - Parthian Avesta

Third Written Compilation - Sassanian Avesta

Destruction by Arabs

Migration to India

Destruction by Turkoman and Mongols

Size and Extent of the Sassanian Avesta

21 Nasks of the Sassanian Avesta


Avestan Calligraphy

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Avestan Manuscripts

Manuscripts

Avestan & Pahlavi Scripts

Location of the Manuscripts

Earliest Known Avestan Manuscript in Sogdian

Mihraban Kaikhusraw Manuscript

Bodleian Manuscript

Du Perron Manuscripts

Copenhagen / Rask Manuscripts

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Avestan & Iranian Languages

Indo-Iranian Languages

Avestan Old Iranian & Rig Vedic Sanskrit Similarities

Proto Indo-Iranian

Vedic, Classical Sanskrit & Prakrit

Vedic Language

Panini

Classical Sanskrit

Prakrit

Iranian Aryan Languages

Old Iranian Languages of the Avesta

Language of Gathas & Yasna Haptanghaiti

Language of Yasna, Yashts & Visperad

Language of Vendidad / Videvdat

Language of Zand

Post Avestan Languages
Eastern and Western Dialects

Old Persian

Parthian

Middle Persian Pahlavi

Middle Persian Pazend

Dari

Eastern Dari

Yazdi Dari Dialect

Danger of Extinction

Avestan Texts

Oral Avestan Texts

Written Avestan Texts

Scripts

Cuneiform

Aramaic

Pahlavi

Avestan

Avestan Calligraphy

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