- Zoroastrian eschatology
Zoroastrianism eschatology is the oldest
eschatologyin recorded history.Fact|date=August 2008 By 500 BC, Zoroastrianshad fully developed a concept of the end of the world through a divine devouring in fire.Fact|date=August 2008
According to Zoroastrian philosophy, redacted in the "Zand-i Vohuman Yasht", "at the end of thy tenth hundredth winter [...] the sun is more unseen and more spotted; the year, month, and day are shorter; and the earth is more barren; and the crop will not yield the seed; and men [...] become more deceitful and more given to vile practices. They have no gratitude.
Honorable wealth will all proceed to those of perverted faith [...] and a dark cloud makes the whole sky night [...] and it will rain more noxious creatures than winter."
Saoshyant, the Man of Peace, battles the forces of evil.Fact|date=August 2008 A resurrection will then occur, and the righteous will live in peace for eternity while evil will be condemned to an eternal existence within molten metal. The righteous will, "wade through the metal as if warm milk," while the evil are scalded.Fact|date=August 2008
At the end of the battle between the righteous and wicked, the
Last Judgementof all souls will commence. Sinners will be punished for three days, but are then forgiven. The world will reach perfection as poverty, old age, disease, thirst, hunger, and death are halted.
* [http://www.iranica.com/articles/v8f6/v8f609.html Eschatological beliefs]
* [http://www.avesta.org/mp/vohuman.html Zand-i Vohuman Yasht]
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