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In Persian Dictionary Soroush equals Gabriel, the archangel, and is introduced as the deliverer of God’s message to prophets and selected men of god.
It has been written that Soroush is an angel that brings good news and in most dictionaries with slight differences all regarded it as Gabriel.
However, Soroush in the Persian Literature before Islam and in Avestai culture and Zoroaster’s Literature, and Middle Persian has another definition and has other duties which are dealt with in the text of this article. Thorough investigation of the sources before Islam in Pahlavi and Avestai manuscripts to date reveals that more than twenty duties in this world and the other world is attributed to Soroush whereas his duty as messenger is regarded as one out of many.