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6 and the "twenty-five men with their backs to the temple as they worshiped the sun," pure Zoroastrianism, or the like. The "beast coming up out of the abyss," (Rev. xi. 7) recalls again the demon Angra Mainyu, who among his myrmidons certainly fled to Hell, which was situated in a 1 downward direction; see in Vendidad; see also Arta-i"After three days and a half" (xi. 9) vividly recalls the idea of the period during which the soul lingers around the body in Yasht, XXII; see also the approxi- Viraf.
The "Throne of God and of the Lamb" (xxii. i) again recalls Ahura's throne with Vohu Manah. The angel sent AVESTA ESCHATOLOGY. 36 show the revelation (xxii. 8) again recalls Sraosha both Yasna XXVIII and in the Arta-i-Viraf. "The pure river of the water of life" (xxii! i) makes us think at once of Ardvi sura Anahita, "the river lofty, heroic, (i. , effective), and the spotless which purified all seed, and all to in generative production ;" see also the other holy waters so Without laying the smallest stress constantly in evidence.
In the Gathas, appearing first in, RESURRECTION. " Note again that this passage, although considered to be "late," has not yet reached that period when this last idea of "progress to perfection" was represented by an especial name, a technical "Fraskakart" for it is again clothed in language which still possesses internal signifi; cance of a fully vital character as much so as in the freshmaking" of Yasna XXX. " No- absolute impossibility of merely "old age" as the meaning of "immortal" here. tice the c.
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