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Re^10: String Comparison & Equivalence Challenge

by Polyglot (Friar)
on Mar 15, 2021 at 15:26 UTC ( #11129678=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^9: String Comparison & Equivalence Challenge
in thread String Comparison & Equivalence Challenge

The first mention is of a son of Gomer:

"And the sons of Gomer; Ashkenaz, and Riphath, and Togarmah." (Genesis 10:3)

The later individualkingdom (I see now that I have earlier misspoken) referenced by this name is evident here:

"Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers." (Jeremiah 51:27)



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Re^11: String Comparison & Equivalence Challenge
by LanX (Sage) on Mar 15, 2021 at 15:56 UTC
    > a son of Gomer:

    That's just a personification of the same tribe, much like Britannia or Marianne

    If one believes that all humans are descendants of Noah and one lives in a patriarchal tribal society, one needs to come up with a pedigree.

    So all Semites derive from Shem, all Hamites from Ham , etc...

    Ashkenaz is most probably a variation/transcryptian of "Scythian", Iranian rider nomads who were said to rule Eastern Europe, especially the northern shore of the Black Sea.

    For completeness: The meaning of Ashkenaz in Hebrew changed to "German" in the middle ages (i.e. it moved from East to Central Europe) which explains why descendants of Yiddish speaking Jews are now known as Ashkenazi. i.e. "German Yews".

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

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