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Ahura Mazda
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ahura Mazda
Ahura Mazda (“lord wisdom”). The chief god of goodness and light in the Zoroastrian religion. First mentioned by the prophet Zarathustra.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ahura Mazda (Deity)
AHURA MAZDA (DEITY). The name of the supreme god worshipped in the Zoroastrian religion. Ahura means “Lord” and Mazda means “Wisdom”. The name was originally an appellation of an ancient Iranian divinity, conceived of as the spirit or force of wisdom. His earthly prototype was presumably the high priest
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 1, A–C
Ahura Mazda
Ahura Mazda uh-hoor′-uh-maz′duh (Old Pers. A[h]-ura-mazda[h], “wise lord”). The great overseeing principle of good, the divine spirit in the teachings of the Persian sage, Zarathustra (see Zoroastrianism). He is worshiped as the creator of the cosmos and the archenemy and totally other of the evil spirit,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AHURA MAZDA
AHURA MAZDA. Name of the supreme god of the ancient Iranians (Persians), notably the Achaemenids (550–330 bce), whose empire included the territories inhabited by the Jews. The terms Mazdean (Mazdayasnian) and Mazdaism (= Zoroastrian, Zoroastrianism) are derived from the name. The word ahura equals Old
OHRMAZD
OHRMAZD. The good creator god in Zoroastrianism. Also called AHURA MAZDA. See ZOROASTER, ZOROASTRIANISM.
ORMUZD
ORMUZD. Along with OHRMAZD, a variant form of the name of the Persian high god AHURA MAZDA.