Notes on Zervanism in the Light of Zaehner's Zurvan, with Additional References

@article{DuchesneGuillemin1956NotesOZ,
  title={Notes on Zervanism in the Light of Zaehner's Zurvan, with Additional References},
  author={Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  year={1956},
  volume={15},
  pages={108 - 112}
}
HERE is a notorious discrepancy among our sources on religion under the Sassanids. According to the foreign witnesses, most of them Christians writing in Armenian or Syriac, the supreme god was Zurvan, the father of Ormazd and Ahriman. This evidence is born out by only one, late, native source, the Ulemd i Islam. All the Pahlavi writings give the very different picture of a dualistic system in which Zurvan has hardly any part to play. Of Zaehner's predecessors in trying to reconcile this… 
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