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  Avesta Municipality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Avesta Municipality is a Municipality in Dalarna, in central Sweden.
Its seat is in Avesta with a population of 15,000.
Avesta Municipality is one of the 134 towns with an historical City status in Sweden.
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 ZEND-AVESTA - LoveToKnow Article on ZEND-AVESTA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
But this Sassanian origin of the Avesta must not be misunderstood: from the remnants and heterogenepus fragments at their disposal, the diasceuast or diasceuasts composed a new canonerected a new edifice from the materials of the old.
The original country of the religion, and the seat of the Avesta language, ought perhaps to be sought rather in the east of Iran (Seistnn and the neighboring districts).
The language of the Avesta travelled with the Zoroastrian religion and with the main body of the priesthood, in all probability, that is to say, from east to west; within the limits of Iran it became international.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Z/ZE/ZEND_AVESTA.htm   (5086 words)

 Avesta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Avesta is a collection of the sacred texts of ancient Persia belonging to the Zoroastrian religion.
According to a Parsi legend the full text of the Avesta was burned by Alexander the Great at Ecbatana when he invaded Persia.
The manuscripts of the Zend Avesta were chiefly collected by Rasmus Rask on a visit to Bombay in 1820, who handed them to the University library of Copenhagen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Avesta_(Zoroastrianism)   (766 words)

 JewishEncyclopedia.com - AVESTA:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Avesta has special claims upon the interest of Jewish scholars, there being certain points of similarity between the Avesta and the Old as well as the New Testament, points that are striking or close enough to call forth frequent comment.
The Avesta represents the ancient priestly code of the Magi; for Zoroaster, or Zarathushtra, as his name is called in the original texts, has stood in history as the typical Magian, as the sage, priest, prophet, and
Whatever may be the value of these traditions regarding the Avesta, the fate of the sacred book was connected with the history of the people, and with the rise and fall of the fortunes of Iran.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=2165&letter=A   (1510 words)

 Afghanland.com Afghanistan Avesta Scripture Fire Worshipers
The extant Avesta is all that remains of a much larger body of scripture, apparently Zoroaster's transformation of a very ancient tradition.
Zend-Avesta literally means "interpretation of the Avesta." It originally referred to the commonly used Farsi translation but has often been used as the title of Western translations.
It is certainly an exaggeration to say that in many places in the Avesta we are still at the stage of spelling out the letters and that some translations are no more intelligible than the original text.
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 AVESTA: The Scriptures of Zoroastrianism
The texts come from times that may be as early as 1700 BC and as late as 400 A.D. Until recently, the Avesta was known in the West as the "Zend-Avesta." This is a misnomer and was caused by the misinterpretation of the word "Zend." This means "commentary" in middle Persian (Pazand).
And the Koran was dictated to Mohammed from a heavenly being - not composed by Mohammed.
The Avesta has been preserved through millennia of hardship by the devotion of priests and people who kept it alive in memory, sacred words preserved in linguistic amber until the modern era when their code was cracked.
www.accessnewage.com /articles/mystic/avest.htm   (2632 words)

 Avesta --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Avesta was first chartered in 1641 but lost its charter privileges in 1686 and was not rechartered until 1919.
The greater part of the Avesta is written in a more recent form of the language and shows gradual simplification and variation in...
Son of Aurvataspa (Lohrasp) of the Naotara family, Hystaspes was a local ruler (kavi) in a country called in the Avesta (the Zoroastrian scripture) Aryana Vaejah, which may have been a Greater Chorasmian state abolished by the Achaemenid king Cyrus II the Great in the mid-6th century BC.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9011427?tocId=9011427&query=dal   (636 words)

 Scriptures of Zoroastrianism, Vendidad Introduction 2
Avesta received an unlooked-for light from the poems of the Indian Rishis, and the long-forgotten past and the origin of many gods and heroes, whom the Parsi worships and extols without knowing who they were and whence they came, were suddenly revealed by the Vedas.
Translating the Avesta in accordance with the Pahlavi is not translating the Avesta, but only translating the Pahlavi version, which, wherever it has been deciphered, is found to wander strangely from the true meaning of the original text.
The Avesta and the Veda are two echoes of one and the same voice, the reflex of one and the same thought: the Vedas, therefore, are both the best lexicon and the best commentary to the Avesta.
www.hinduwebsite.com /sacredscripts/zoroscripts/venintro_02.htm   (1292 words)

 The Avesta, An Introduction
It may be noted that during the entire period of collecting, collating, and canonizing of the Avesta, Jews and Christians were also engaged in a similar move, and the present forms and orders of all sacred scriptures are the result of meticulous labor over centuries.
Khordeh Avesta (Smaller Avesta), the popular book of daily prayers since the printing press came into vogue, is neither an independent book, nor a salvage of the wrecked nasks, nor a standard scripture of specific chapters and length.
The remaining parts of the extant Avesta and Pahlavi writings have their ethical, historical, geographical, and anthropological values and are of great importance.
www.meta-religion.com /World_Religions/Zoroastrim/avesta.htm   (2232 words)

 Avesta An Introduction
Avesta is name given to the most ancient language of the Iranian branch.
The remaining six nasks of this category, in a slightly different dialect now conventionally called the “Younger” or “Later” Avesta, perhaps the dialect spoken by the priests in control, were later commentaries and supplementaries concerning the first nask.
It was the Pahlavi renderings on which the latter priests relied to expound the religion, because Avesta, as the name “a+vista” reveals, had become an “unknown” and mystical divine language no more understood by the people, including the Sassanian and post-Sassanian priests.
www.zoroastrian.org /articles/Avesta_An_Introduction.htm   (2633 words)

 American Metal Market: Avesta: build on "what we have"; stainless sheet and plate producer evolves after two tough ...
Avesta Jernverk AB was the key stainless steel firm through which the consolidation of the industry was directed and is the last to achieve its final form.
Avesta is also computerizing all of its furnaces which will give it a 15 percent savings in energy and an improved yield.
Molin admits that Avesta is not close to the return-on-capital that other Swedish steel firms are achieving, but he expects Avesta to reach this level in two years.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3MKT/is_v94/ai_4186694   (1116 words)

This conquest (637-651) was fatal to the Iranian religion, and caused Zoroastrianism to be supplanted by Mohammedanism and the Avesta by the Koran.
The Avesta, as we now have it, is usually divided into five sections, relating to the ritual, hymns of praise, the liturgy, and the law.
This is the oldest portion of the Avesta and descends directly from the prophet and his disciples.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02151b.htm   (2107 words)

 Jobs at Avesta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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For a long time the texts of the Avesta were orally transmitted, and did not come to be written down before 6th century BCE, which is about 1,000 years after they first began to be used.
The origin of the term Avesta is unclear, but could probably be translated as 'foundation' or 'texts of praising'.
Only parts of the content of the original Avesta has survived into modern times, and most of the information we now possess comes from the religious/historical work of Denkart of the 9th century.
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 sbe04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Another presumptive evidence of the groundwork of the Avesta being anterior to the age of the Sassanians is given by the language in which it is written.
According to the Avesta burying corpses in the earth is one of the most heinous sins that can be committed[3]; we know that under the Sassanians a prime minister, Seoses, paid with his life for an infraction of that law.
In the Avesta itself we read that Zoroaster was born and received the law from Ormazd on a mountain, by the river Darega[5], a name which strikingly reminds one of the modern Darah river, which falls from the Sebîlân mount into the Aras.
www.sacred-texts.com /zor/sbe04/sbe04.htm   (15545 words)

 American Metal Market: US arms of Swedish specialty firms join hands; Avesta group to produce, market stainless, tool ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Avesta Inc.'s sales this year are expected to be in excess of $100 million, the executive said, adding that the parent company, Avesta AB, is expected to post sales between $600 million and $700 million.
Avesta AB is 57 percent owned by Nordstjernan and 17 percent by A. Johnson & Co. HAB.
Avesta Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Avesta AB, has four units, with two principal divisions: Ingersoll Steel Co., New Castle, Ind., which produces stainless and tool steel plate; and the Welding Products division, Lionville, Pa., a marketer of stainless steel wire and coated electrodes produced in Sweden.
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 Avesta on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Formerly a copper mining and refining center, Avesta was the seat of copper minting in Sweden from 1644 to 1831.
Avesta Sheffield AB, Interim Report for April - September 2000.
KALAK, IRAQ--This young student attends the crowded Avesta Primary School for Girls in Kalak, Iraq, on Friday, March 7, 2003.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a/avestas1we.asp   (397 words)

 Avesta spices up net management
Avesta expects its software will complement products that manage individual network devices, systems or applications by correlating events collected by those packages.
Down the road, Avesta plans to offer a data store to house information that can be used to generate reports based on long-term trends.
Avesta has not yet set pricing, but it will be on a per-server basis.
www.networkworld.com /news/1997/0929avesta.html   (947 words)

 Business Wire: Avesta Technologies Acquires Internet Network M... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Avesta Technologies, Inc., a developer of software used for managing information technology service delivery in complex, distributed organizations, announced today the acquisition of Caravelle, Inc. of Ottawa, Ontario, a premier provider of Internet network management and monitoring software.
Avesta's solutions precisely identify IT problems, determine their root cause, and then depict their cascading impact on the organization's resources and the impact on the business.
Avesta Technologies, Inc. is an IT Services Management firm that specializes in innovative solutions to help organizations manage IT service, availability, impact and risk - within the IT and business context.
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Avesta showed two characteristics we look for in a vendor: a remarkable level of commitment to the success of our vision and unparalleled technical expertise,” said Bouygues Telecom CIO, Yves Francois.
Along with the opening of its Paris-based headquarters, this customer win is the latest element in Avesta’s strategic plan to export its strong presence in the United States and make the unique service management capabilities of Trinityä available throughout Europe.
Avesta Technologies, Inc. (http://www.avesta.com) is a leading provider of software that manages the infrastructure of e-business.
www.kappa-it.com /PressReleases/avesta6.htm   (414 words)

 Pahlavi - Pahlavi translations of Avesta texts
It contains about 60 Avesta and 350 Pahlavi words, and is partly about departed souls, and partly refers to the distress of fire at the approach of the demon Az, and the waking of men to their duties by early cock-crowing, in despite of the fiend of lethargy.
The Avesta quotations and the Pazand and Sanskrit versions of the commentary were edited, with a German translation and glossary, by Geiger in 1878, chiefly from MH21, in which the text has a Sanskrit colophon originally written in 1498.
Whoever the compiler may have been, he quotes nine Avesta passages from three specified Nasks, but not one of these quotations can be traced in the descriptions of these Nasks given in the Denkart, unless we suppose them to have been merely disconnected quotations in the commentaries.
www.farvardyn.com /pahlavi1.php   (3541 words)

 Avesta on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Avesta Technologies Supports Launch of Brio Enterprise 6.0.
IXnet, a Division of IPC, Selects Avesta Trinity(R) to Ensure Availability And Performance of Financial Services Applications Through the Year 2000.
KALAK, IRAQ--Young girls attending the Avesta Primary School for Girls in Kalak, Iraq, listen to the lesson being taught by their teacher today, Friday, March 7, 2003.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/A/AvestaS1we.asp   (397 words)

 Avesta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They are preserved in two languages, the more ancient, referred to as '''Zend Avesta in the Avestan language, the oldest attested Iranian language still very closely related to Sanskrit.
Anquetil-Duperron travelled to East India in 1755, and discovered the text in Parsi communities, and published a French translation in 1771, based on a Farsi translation supplied to him by a Parsi priest.
The manuscripts of the Zend Avesta were chiefly collected by Rasmus Rask on a visit to MumbaiBombay in 1820, who handed them to the University library of Copenhagen.
www.infothis.com /find/Avesta   (721 words)

 AVESTA -- Zoroastrian Archives
Chatterji's translation of the Gathas, kindly contributed by the Calcutta Parsi Anjuman and Sohrabji Panthaky, and scanned by Soli Dastur.
Khorda Avesta (Gujarati) edited by K. Kanga, kindly contributed and scanned by Soli Dastur.
Khorda Avesta (English) edited by K. Kanga, kindly contributed and scanned by Soli Dastur.
www.avesta.org /avesta.html   (626 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Theological Aspects of the Avesta
In the Younger Avesta and later traditional literature these evident personifications, whose very names are but abstract nouns, become more and more concrete personages or genii, with varying functions, most of all Vohu Manah (Vohuman) rises to a position of unique importance.
It is frequently asserted or assumed that the Avesta religion as above sketched was the religion of Darius and the other Achaemenid Kings of Persia (549-336 B.C.) From the cuneiform inscriptions of these sovereigns (in the Old Persian language, a sister dialect of the Avestic Zend) we know pretty well what their religion was.
The Avesta system may be best defined as monotheism modified by a physical and moral dualism, with an ethical system based on a Divinely revealed moral code and human free will.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02154a.htm   (2373 words)

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 Avesta Technologies snares a series of impressive wins
The pact is the latest in a series of wins for Avesta, a New York maker of software that tracks and manages the quality of Internet services delivered to end users.
Toth says Avesta products also are attractive to network service providers, which use them to track their internal operations and figure out ways to improve their customer service.
Avesta's products run on Windows NT and Solaris platforms, and will soon be available for the IBM S/390.
www.networkworld.com /archive/2000/86638_02-07-2000.html   (579 words)

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