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Mandaeism versus Zoroastrianism comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartMandaeismZoroastrianism
Practices Weekly baptisms. Fire is used in Zoroastrian worship. Zoroastrians also pray 5 times a day.
Founder St. John the Baptist. Zarathustra Haechataspa Spitama or Zoroaster (Greek) or Zartosht (Parsi)
Belief of God One God. One God.
Prophets Adam, Enoch, and St. John the Baptist. Zarathustra (Zoroaster)
Concept of Deity One God. One Good God, Who is in cosmic battle with one evil god.
Geographical distribution and predominance Iran and Iraq. Middle East, Central Asia and Northern India.
Resurrection of Jesus Denied. Denied
View of God God Is All Good. God is All Good.
Prophet St. John the Baptist. Zarathustra
Time of origin Approx. 27 AD. 2000 B.C.
Introduction (from Wikipedia) Mandaeism, as the religion of the Mandaean people, is based more on a common heritage than on any set of religious creeds and doctrines. A basic guide to Mandaean theology does not exist. The corpus of Mandaean literature, though quite large, covers Zoroastrianism /ˌzɒroʊˈæstriənɪzəm/, also called Zarathustraism, Mazdaism and Magianism, is an ancient Iranian religion and a religious philosophy. It was once the state religion of the Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sasanian empires.

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