[quote="TheAtheist, post:13, topic:302287"]
Really? I thought the Book of Job implied otherwise. Of course, Jewish Satan is a little bit different from Christian Satan.
In your religion is the chief rebel.
In theirs, he's God's Chief of Security/Political Comissar.
This might be true in regards to Rabbinic Judaism as it has been handed down today, but the Judaism around the turn of the first millennium clearly had a evil figure (Beelzebub) whose name might be derived from Satan. Funny thing, this might also be another of Zoroastrianism's influence of Judaism.
In answer to your previous question, depending on how you date things: Ur (where Genesis claims Abraham is from) is a Sumerian city. There may have been some proto-Zoroastrian influence in this area (unlikely given the physical distance), but I highly doubt the religion is as old as 2nd millennium BC. But you are correct that the patriarch narratives seem to reflect more of a Canaanite religion (Ugarit) than Mesopotamian.
Zoroastrian influence on Judaism is hard to gauge. On the one hand, you do have subtle changes from pre-exillic Judaism and post-exillic. However, they are not fundamental shifts (i.e. a shift from "henotheism" to monotheism [debatable BTW] or Messianic tendencies being solidified). Also, the most striking parallel to me, the resurrection, doesn't appear until the 2nd century BC, well after any Persian influence.