Thomas HydeIn existographies, Thomas Hyde (1636-1703) was an English orientalist noted for []

Overview
In 1700, Hyde, in his The Religion of Ancient Persia, as cited by Joseph Hager (1801), Richard Graves (1841), among others, stated the following:

“To return to the ancient Persians, by their declaration in the book called Pharhang Sururi, the religion of the Persians is termed the religion of Abraham and Zerdusht [Zoroaster], or Abraham Zerdushtensis; for they maintain, that Abraham was of the some religion with Zerdusht, who succeeded him long after, and that the religion of Zerdusht was derived from Abraham: and by the religion of Abraham the Persians understood that which (rejecting the first interpolation (of the Sabians)) teaches the worship of the one only and true god, excluding all false religions.”

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References
1. (a) Hyde, Thomas. (1700). The Religion of Ancient Persia (De Religione veterum Persarum) (cap. 2. et 3) (pg. 35). Publisher.
(b) Hager, Joseph (1801). Dissertation on the Newly Discovered Babylonian Inscriptions (Abraham, 5+ pgs; Hyde, pgs. 9-10). London.
(c) Graves, Richard. (1841). Lectures on the Four Last Books of the Pentateuch: Designed to Show the Divine Origin of the Jewish Religion, Chiefly from Internal Evidence (pgs. 351-52). W. Curry.

External links
‚óŹ Thomas Hyde – Wikipedia.

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