Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abesta

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ABESTA, or AVESTA, the name of one of the sacred books of the Persian magi, which they ascribe to their great founder Zoroaster. The “Abesta” is a commentary on two others of their religious books, called “Zend” and “Pazend”; the three together including the whole system of the Ignicolæ, or worshippers of fire.

Source: Collier's New Encyclopedia 1. (1921) New York: P.F. Collier & Son Company. 8.