12127Re: Yau in Sealand personal names
- Jan 27, 2010Bjarte, this is very timely. It so happens that I have spent my day
(though it was not what I had intended to do when I got out of bed)
considering the evidence concerning the Shasu of Yhw, and examining my
collection of inscriptions from the Negev, Arava, and Timna.
Most pertinent to this matter of the deity YW/YH are the rock
inscriptions from Har Karkom (the true Mount Horeb/Sinai), and I will
take this opportunity or recording for my own use what I have noticed.
#2 examples of YH on stones (an arm [yad] and a jubilater [hll], in
each case standing on hands), written sinistrograde (R-L)
# YH (with H upright) on a stone, to the left of a robed figure
standing inside a shrine (unless the half-circle is a halo);
remarkably this rock is among a group situated near an area that has
been intentionally cleared, and has been suggested as the site of the
Tabernacle (and if you know the right size for the cubit, it will fit
perfectly there, as the first temple does on the Jerusalem Mount at
the Dome of the Rock).
Recently I reported another stone I have seen in a photograph, which
has ' (ox) L (crook) Sh (sun) S (fish), presumably signifying EL (God)
and ShaSu people.
I have also been reading on the web (with a break to go to the cinema
to see NOODLE, in Hebrew and Chinese, and hardly understood a word of
either language at that speed) the theories of James R. Harris on the
Old Negev language and script; he also finds YH there but not the same
as my examples, and his readings of the inscriptions in the Sinai
mines are quite different from mine; but having established to his own
satisfaction what the signs of the Old Negev alphabet were, he then
takes us to places like Utah and Mexico, to find YH among their
petroglyphs, and on Olmec seals (*The Name of God: From Sinai to the
I mention this because I am going to release a Canaanite inscription
that seems to establish that the Phoenicians did cross the Atlantic,
but I doubt that they brought the god YH with them, though they did
carry the art of logo-syllabic writing (which they had invented by
2300 BCE, and which they had already passed on to the Cretans and the
By the way, one of the actresses in the movie has the name Anat, and I
have been trying to establish when the goddess`Anat first reached
Egypt (just before the Hyksos took over the Delta, I redd today); she
is in the Wadi el-Hol graffiti, you know.
On 27/01/2010, at 10:45 PM, Bjarte Kaldhol wrote:
> Dear list,
> In Stephanie Dalley's edition of 474 tablets from the Sch�yen
> (CUSAS Vol. 9, CDL Press, 2009), she identifies two Akkadian names,
> (Arad-Yau), and �-l�-ia-� (Ili-Yau) whose second part is the West
> divine name Yau. At this time (16th century) Yau/Yahweh "would be
> god of
> Midian and Edom ... which one may connect with MBA/LBA cities at
> Qurayya ...
> and Tayma ... It may perhaps be deduced that there was a south-
> western god
> Yau who became assimilated into Babylonia at this period, perhaps as a
> hypostasis of the storm god Adad, so that the divine name was used
> Akkadian elements ..." (Dalley, p. 72). Yau is also attested in a
> Kassite name from Nippur.
> Best wishes,
> Bjarte Kaldhol
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