The Chaldaick Oracles of Zoroaster
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The most considerable remains of the Chaldaick Philosophy are those Oracles which goe under the name of Zoroaster; Some indeed condemn them as supposititious, forged by some Pseudo-Christian Greek; (perhaps the rather, because, The followers of Prodicus the Heretick, boasted that they had the secret Books of Zoroaster.) But this seems less probable, in regard they lye dispersed amongst several Authors; nor are they to be neglected, in that they have been held in great veneration by the Platonick Philosophers. Which sufficiently also argues that they are none of the Writings charged byc Porphyrius [Porphyry] upon the Gnosticks, as forged by them under the name of Zoroaster, since those (as he acknowledgeth) were by the Platonick Philosophers, (of whom he instanceth Plotinus and Amelius) rejected and demonstrated to be spurious and suppositious.