[b-hebrew] IaBe = YHWH or IaBe = Jove?
VadimCherny at mail.ru
Sun Jul 24 13:15:12 EDT 2005
That article is a typical example of IE speculation.
How did a minor Sanskrit deity became a major Greek one?
How did a sky god became Thunderer?
How little dyau has with Zeus?
I dyau relates to the root "shine," why Greeks borrowed a garbled form,
instead of translating?
How close are Zeus and Iou?
Overall, with this kind of method, a Sanskrit model deity could be found for
any Greek deity, I guess.
The above questions "could" be answered, and even satisfactorily. The point
is that the reasoning, as it stands in the article, is a conjecture.
> The following link and the word history of Zeus and Jupiter will show that
these words have nothing to do with any Semitic root, and are also related
to Sanskrit dieties.
(references the American Heritage Dictionary)
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