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Zoroastrianism[edit]

There needs to be a section pertaining to Zoroastrianism. Peer reviewed literature and historical research indicate the prophet Zoroaster was the first man on earth to speak the existence of a heaven. This is in stark contrast to the wordage “the heavens” found in the First Testament. According to scholarly research the word heaven as it is used today was never mentioned in the First Testament.

It is vital that we provide users accurate information and not allow personal biases to dictate the content provided. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamshid321 (talkcontribs) 01:29, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Zoroaster lived somewhere between 1500 and 500 BC, depending on who you read. The Epic of Gilgamesh contains references to a Heaven and predates him. So do references to Heaven in ancient Chinese religions. MrOllie (talk) 01:46, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The First Testament? Gråbergs Gråa Sång (talk) 09:13, 16 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I'd probably agree there should be a section on Zoroastrianism if we could get some relevant and reliable information for it. If a reputable source demonstrably claims that Zoroaster was the first man on earth to speak of the existence of a heaven, that should be noteworthy. But I have accessed a copy of Nigosian (1993) , which was cited in an attempt to support this claim in a reverted edit to the article, and I have not been able to find any such support in it. Mrmedley (talk) 09:30, 19 June 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]