A prophet in Persia thought to have died in 551 BCE, though some scholars date him very much earlier, who worshipped the god Ahura-Mazda. The religion he founded was dualistic, with a strong belief in Satan, an evil power, and in angels. It is suggested that the religion influenced Judaism in the last two centuries BCE, which is reflected in Daniel and certain writings of the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha. The Magi who are said to have come from the east to visit the infant Jesus (Matt. 2: 1) could have been astrologers with Zoroastrian connections.