The Teachings Of Zoroaster. Zoroaster (/ˈzɒroʊæstər/, UK also /ˌzɒroʊˈæstər/; Greek: Ζωροάστρης, Zōroastrēs), also known as Zarathustra (/ˌzærəˈθuːstrə/, UK also /ˌzɑːrə-/; Avestan: , Zaraθuštra),
Zarathushtra Spitama or Ashu Zarathushtra (Modern Persian:, Zartosht) was an ancient Iranian prophet (spiritual leader) who created Zoroastrianism. His teachings posed a challenge to the Indo-Iranian religion’s established traditions and sparked a movement that eventually became the dominant religion in Ancient Persia. He was an Old Avestan native speaker who lived in the eastern region of the Iranian Plateau, however his precise birthplace is unknown.
Many believe that his teachings pave the way for the birth of Christ and Christianity. Numerous Christian ideas have similarities in Zoroastrianism, for example, the virgin birth, the Son of God, and the resurrection. According to some researchers, Zarathustra (a.k.a. Zoroaster) lived between 600 and 500 BC. If that is the case, David, Isaiah, and Jeremiah (all of whom write of the Messiah, the resurrection, and the final judgment) all lived and wrote prior to Zarathustra. According to some researchers, Zoroaster lived between 1500 and 1200 BC. If this is true, the evidence for Christianity borrowing from Zoroastrianism becomes stronger, but the reality is that we do not know when Zarathustra lived.