kwrandolph at email.com
Thu Jul 29 22:01:18 EDT 2004
That Moshe is a Semitic name is one of the reasons that I say that the
pharaoh of the Exodus was a Hyksos pharaoh. The Egyptians wouldn't give
such a name, but the Hyksos were not Egyptian.
As for repeating a name in Tanakh, very few names were reused for two
or more people, even names that would seem to have been more common.
Part of the reason is that Tanakh names only a very small number of
people in the first place, no more than a few hundred, and with the way
names could be built up means that a few thousand Hebrew names are
possible, at least. Therefore, to see a name used for two or more
people in Tanakh is the exception.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: MarianneLuban at aol.com
> In a message dated 7/29/2004 1:11:15 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> However, there was a very popular name in the 18th and 19th
> simply "ms". Since this name constitutes no phrase, no one is quite
sure what it
> is all about. My guess is it just means "man-child", a strange name
> person--but there it is. It doesn't seem to be a truncated version
> theophoric name, because those fit to a certain pattern. In fact,
the nickname of
> "ms", itself, seems to be "Maya", actually pronounced "Meeya". But I
> the name "Moshe" has anything to do with any of this. I doubt it's a
> name at all, for a number of reasons. And the explanation in Exodus
is not a
> satisfactory one, at all--unless you can believe that an Egyptian
> would give her adopted son a Semitic name that was even rather a
> totally unfitting to his station in life as the son of the princess.
> never had names like "drawn out of the water" or "he who dances with
> the Amerinds did. Please note that the names of Moshe and Aharon
> appear in the HB--which would be very odd if these were names that
> something in Semitic. They became used in the Diaspora only when
> were no longer so well-drawn as even before that Jews had begun to be
> by foreign names quite routinely--mostly Greek or Roman ones.
> know the name "Joseph" was used before the Roman dispersion--because,
> Joseph really is a Semitic name the meaning of which is clear.
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