[b-hebrew] IaBe = YHWH or IaBe = Jove?

Vadim Cherny VadimCherny at mail.ru
Sun Jul 24 08:51:06 EDT 2005

Besides YHWH - Jove, there is Zvaoth - Zeus parallel. Too much for a
coincidence. Since YHWH and Zvaoth are meaningful in Hebrew, the direction
of borrowing is certain.

Vadim Cherny

> Could the Latin Jupiter/Jove be derived from the name YHWH? Possibly.
> Early Rome was certainly strongly influenced by Phoenicians, who may
> have included some worshippers of YHWH, cf. the probably Phoenician
> sailors in the book of Jonah, who, while polytheists, seem to have
> recognised YHWH as the creator God and prayed to him to save them (Jonah
> 1:9-10,14).

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