The earlier date in the range, 1500 BCE, is based on linguistic evidence found in the are about the same age, dating to c. The range of speculation for Zoroaster’s life is wide.
Saying that he lived in around 1000 BCE, give or take a century or so, is an estimation that would be acceptable to most scholars.
A faith examined Jal's quest for understanding has led him to embrace his son-in-law and has changed his practice as a priest; he now performs mixed marriage ceremonies.
"We proudly say that Zoroastrianism is the first monotheistic religion.
The dates of Zoroaster are also discussed by some classical authors.
The Avesta, the Persian sacred scriptures of Zoroastrianism, do not contain any reference to any single historically reliable event that could be linked to world chronology.
Rahnuma recalls, "When he got an inkling that I was dating Michael at the very beginning, he basically said, 'You are not going to date him, and if you do I will make it very difficult for you.'" But inwardly, Jal searched his faith for answers to his dilemma: What was behind the rules against interreligious marriage in Zoroastrianism?
And how would they affect his daughter's wish to marry outside the faith?
the belief was that you don't allow any non-Zoroastrians into any of our religious ceremonies, and you don't allow our children to marry outside the Zoroastrian faith." So when Rahnuma introduced Michael to her family, Jal was at a loss.
Outwardly, he initially didn't extend much of a welcome to Michael.