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Re: CHAT: Zoroastrian influences on Post-exilic Judaism

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Friday, July 28, 2000, 18:45
On Fri, 28 Jul 2000, Cathy Whitlock wrote:

>In a message dated 7/27/2000 2:41:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, >jcowan@REUTERSHEALTH.COM writes: > ><< Steg wrote: > > > Although, interesting from a sociological point of view, both Esther and > > Mordekhai's non-Hebrew names aren't just non-Jewish, but come from Ishtar > > and Marduk, Babylonian deities! Imagine the amount of assimilation that > > could lead to that - ¿ever heard of a Jew named Jesús? :-) > > There are certainly Jews named "Natalie" = "Christmas-child". >> > >totally a tangent- really just an observation- I've met many hispanic >catholics named Moisés, teh trnaslation of Moses, yet never any Jews named >Moses :P
Scads of Abrahams and a not a few Isacs as well. Of course, there's millions of Jesuses. :) Padraic.