Sunday, March 28, 2010

What's in a Name?

It's good to get old because one may have already posted  a particular topic, forgotten about it, and so gets another free shot.
We're talking here about Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Their Hebrew names have meaning:
Daniel - God is my judge
Hananiah - God has favored
Mishael -  Who is what God is
Azariah - Jehovah has helped
The meanings of these four names can be arranged and rearranged to form a single meaningul sentence. For Example: Who is what God is? God has favored, He is my judge, and He has helped.
The same is true for the Babylonian names given them by Nebuchadnezzar (in the same order)
Daniel - Belteshazzar - lord of the straightened treasure
Hananiah - Shadrach - royal [or] great scribe
Mishael - Meshach - guest of a king
Azariah - Abednego - servant of Nebo
Rearranging their Babylonia names we get: Royal lord of the straightened treasure [who is the] guest of a king [and  servant of Nebo.
Nebo was a Babylonian diety who presided over learning and letters; corresponding to the Greek Hermes, Latin Mercury, and Greek Thoth.
That annoying corner of my mind has been emptied so perhaps I can go back to sleep. Good morning all. e.c.

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