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Chapter IV.—Zoroaster.

“Of this family there was born in due time a certain one, who took up with magical practices, by name Nebrod, who chose, giant-like, to devise things in opposition to God.  Him the Greeks have called Zoroaster.  He, after the deluge, being ambitious of sovereignty, and being a great magician, by magical arts compelled the world-guiding star of the wicked one who now rules, to the bestowal of the sovereignty as a gift from him.  But he,11101110    That is, I suppose, the wicked one. being a prince, 276and having authority over him who compelled him,11111111    I suppose Nimrod, or Zoroaster. wrathfully poured out the fire of the kingdom, that he might both bring to allegiance, and might punish him who at first constrained him.


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