Index to Barrett’s The magus (London, edition): Including fragments of the book Secret things attributed to Trithemius of Spanheim and Biographia antiqua. To which is added Biographia antiqua, or the lives of the most eminent philosophers, magi, &c.: the whole illustrated with a great variety of curious engravings. point, and that was, that the constable would be killed there. when when he was publishing a new edition of it corrected, BIOGRAPHIA ANTIQUA.

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Yet they well knew that it was not God they saw, but his angels, as appears from their own confession–“we have seen a vision of angels. Hyde, in his excellent treatise on the religion of the ancient Persians, cites some authors who clear him on this head.

Besides, there are many examples of this biogrxphia of worship, not only in the Old, but New Testament, where the women who had been converted to the true faith, upon seeing the angels at the sepulchre of Christ, fell with their faces to the ground and worshipped.

It is certain Zoroaster asserted the one, viz.

For though they paid a certain reverence to the fire, and that by prostration, yet this was not a religious, only a civil, worship; as it is from the force of custom that the eastern people prostrate themselves before any great man; so they might with as much propriety be said to adore or worship him.

Augustin and Orosius have followed the tradition mentioned by Justin. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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Product details Unknown Binding Publisher: He proves that their ceremonies might very justly pass for civil honours, and to this purpose he makes biograpnia exceeding curious observations. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. George Hornius foolishly imagines that he was the false prophet Balaam.

After Zoroaster, there were four persons chosen to educate the successor of the king of Persia. Bernard’s journal Nouvelles de la Republique des LettresFeb. He appears to be the same p. Huetius shews that he was the Moses of the Jews, and mentions an antqiua number of particulars in which the accounts we have of Moses agree with the stories related of Zoroaster.

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The Persians affirmed that Abraham was the first founder of their religion. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. We shall examine whether they deserve credit. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Eudoxus, who esteemed the art of magic to be accounted the noblest and most useful of all worldly knowledge, relates that Zoroaster lived six thousand years before the death of Plato.

Part of this knowledge he communicated to the Magi, which, together with the art of predicting future events, they delivered down to posterity, each in his own family. Agathias, who lived in the reign of Justinian, informs us, that, according to the Persians of that time, Zoroaster and Hystaspes were cotemporary; but they do not say whether this Hystaspes was father to Darius or any other.

It is to be noted that he was the inventor of it, and the first of the magi. Those who desire to see a great many passages which testify that the magic of the Persians, instituted by Zoroaster, was the study of religion, virtue, and wisdom, let them refer to Brissonius de Regno Persarumlib.


The bowings and prostrations of the Persians before the holy fire were not a religious observation, but only a civil one. He was a man who had the knowledge of the true God, whom he p. They who believe that Zoroaster professed.

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Light had called men to its assistance while p. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? They call him Zardhust, and several believe that he came from China, and relate many miraculous things on that head.

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It was the ancient custom to fall prostrate to angels, as being the messengers and representatives of God. Many will have it that Ham was the Zoroaster of the eastern nations, and the inventor of magic. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. The resurrection shall come when he shall be vanquished. Suidas affirms, that there were extant four books of Zoroaster: Several authors affirm, that all the books published hitherto under Zoroaster’s name, some of which are yet extant, are supposititious.