JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Isaac=Jonas=Julian ? #general
Tom Venetianer <tom.vene@...>
Indeed the story of king UNAS can be found on the Internet
But according to this page, his name was spelled as UNIS or WENIS.
In Greek it was written as IAUNOS, not IONAS.
Also, one wonder how a Biblical prophet (Jonah), who lived in the 8th
century BCE, would be named after a pharaoh who lived in the 24th century BCE.
Certainly in the 8th century BCE Egypt wasn't the metropolis of Middle
East anymore - the last Egyptian dynasty ended somewhere in the 10th
If somebody can read hieroglyph characters, the cartouche mentioned
by Stan can be seen on the page above. The first two figures are a desert
hare and waves. Does that spells YU?
Maybe UNAS is rooted in the name of goddess UNUT (she was personified
by the desert hare), whereas YONAH does means "dove" in Hebrew.
So, although similar, these two names (Ionah and Yunas) may not have the
same root. BUT, here we have something which is quite curious:
Ionas and Yunas do produce the same Daitch-Mokotoff Soundex code,
namely 164,000! Go figure...
Of course the original question was if Isaac and Jonas had something in common,
and the clear answer is NO.
At 00:00 -0600 14.01.2006, Stan Goodman wrote:
Subject: Re: Isaac=Jonas=Julian ?Tom Venetianer <mailto:tom.vene@...>
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