Some Jewish Hebrew Students have been criticizing me for doing comparative linguistic studies of the Hebrew and Hebrew related Semitic Names of God. Their own Hebrew teachers have not taught these devotees anything about these Holy Names outside of their Biblical Context. That is ok as these Hebrew Teachers are specialists in their own Traditions. But if they have no expertise in the comparative Linguistics disciplines that I use, they are really unqualified to criticize my work. I use only respected Hebrew, Greek, Egyptian, Sanskrit etc. Sources in my work, so if they want to challenge the veracity of my findings, let them argue with their own Hebrew experts.
RAZAN, RAZON and ROSH is listed in Young’s “Old Testament” Hebrew Lexicon. (page 40 Hebrew Lexicon)
rosh1 Translated captain 10 times, chief man 4 times, ruler 2 times, CHIEF 90 TIMES [head 349 times, top 75 times]
razan Translated prince 5 times, ruler 1 time
I have just read these passages substituting Raj or Rajan for Rosh or Razan and these Sanskrit and Hebrew Words for Ruler or Chief are obviously related.
Since there are several forms of Sanskrit Raja for Ruler, including RAJ and RAJAN, why is it so important to deny that Hebrew ROSH and Sanskrit RAJ, or Hebrew RAZAN and Sanskrit RAJAN could be cognate? Please also consider Greek REX and Laten REG as in regent or regal.
I am not criticizing any Hebrew Teachers, but they are clearly not doing comparative linguistic etymologies, which is fine, but unless you are trained in etymology, none should just dismiss what I am doing as baseless. I use bonafide academic references. Anyone can look up these Hebrew words that I have given above in any Hebrew Scriptural Lexicon.
The Deity Names ELI, YAHU and ADON are not just found in their particular versions in the Jewish Hebrew Scriptures. My interest is in how the Biblical Deity Names, other names and religious terms may be related to names and words in other languages, or may have been used by other peoples, who were not identified in the Bible as Hebrews, Israelites, Judahites or Jews. To do such etymological research, I have to look at the smallest elements of names and words, and what the meanings of these elements were accross various cultures, languages, and religious traditions at various times. In this work I also have to consider the means of recording these names and words in pictographs or scripts. For all of my research I use only well respected scholar’s textbooks. Read the rest of this entry