[b-hebrew] Akhnaton

Isaac Fried if at math.bu.edu
Sun Nov 25 00:11:47 EST 2012

1. You may well be right, the Egyptians may have invented it, but  
invented religions are, methinks, rare.
2. Some propose to read it Aton ––– no sure vowels in this  
presumed language.
3. 2000 BCE is not so long ago.
4. Is not Horus our חרס XERES, otherwise known as כורש KORE$?

Isaac Fried, Boston University

On Nov 24, 2012, at 9:36 PM, Jack Kilmon wrote:

> From: Isaac Fried
> Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2012 6:55 PM
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> Cc: mailto:b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [b-hebrew] Akhnaton
> Said to be the worshiper of Aten or Aton, which seems to me to be  
> but the
> Hebrew אדון ADON, and which the Greeks feminized into Pallas- 
> Athena,
> namely בעלת אדינה BAALAT-ADINAH.
> It appears to me that ADON is made up of עד AD and ON, where
> AD, or עז AZ, may refer to any "strong" thing, and where ON is  
> הנו HIYNO.
> Isaac Fried, Boston University
> On Nov 23, 2012, at 9:57 PM, jimstinehart at aol.com wrote:
>> Akhnaton
> I don’t think a relationship can be supported just on the basis of  
> a very tenuous homophonic Aten/Iten from early Middle Egyptian  
> (2055-1650 BCE) with its earliest mention in Papyrus Berlin 10499  
> from the 20th century BCE LONG before the emergence of Canaanite  
> Semitic or Greek.  The mention of Aten in this Papyrus written 1962  
> BCE is certainly not the “birth” of Aten in Egyptian culture.   
> Even if they were from the same time period, I would not be  
> convinced that ADON and 3ten were homophones.
> Jack
> Jack Kilmon
> Houston, TX
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