Matt, go to your conference in Iran.
I find it worth the admission fee to compare the western ridicule of Islam for
the riots over the Prophet cartoons to the uproar over the conference. I presume
Islam is having a good laugh at the silly Europeans. I know I am.
Certainly more open minded than you. Physical evidence of gas chambers and
actuarial evidence of the number of deaths are all you need to produce to
address to two most important missing items from the iconology. _ALL_ the
interest is around the absence of physical evidence of those two items. One
would have thought they would have been produced by 1946. One would expect the
omissions to have been corrected decades ago instead of walling it off as a
sacred belief of a religion.
Show me that the majority of words in Greek and Hebrew are the same.
There is no claim of majority as only a few examples are given. However it is
enough to show a relation to the languages of the northeastern Med.
The problem as everyone knows is there is no evidence Hebrew was ever at any
time other than a liturgical language. So where it came from is a legitimate
issue. There are no reports of anyone ever speaking the language nor is there
any evidence of it evolving from an earlier language. And this is discounting
the Phoenician the believers call proto-hebrew solely because the bible says
"israelites" ruled the PLACE where it is found. Proper identification requires
the use intrinsic evidence.
Matt Giwer wrote:
Matt Giwer wrote:
HEBREW IS GREEK
THE WORK OF JOSEPH YAHUDA
A book that "mysteriously disappeared" soon after its publication.
In 1982, a suppressed, ages-old, historical truth, was resurrected through
the publication of a book by Becket Publications of Oxford, England (ISBN O
7289 0013 O). The book, published in English, and titled Hebrew is Greek,
was written by lawyer, linguist and researcher, Joseph Yahuda, the son of
Isaac Benjamin Ezekiel Yahuda, an ethnic Jew and longtime researcher and
linguist. Though Jewish both by nationality and religion, J. Yahuda could be
considered a Greek-- according to Isocrates' definition of a Hellene [see
definition below. ed.], since his decades-long, unbiased, and meticulously
thorough search reveals the linguistic relationship of numerous groups of
words in Hebrew, Greek and Arabic. Work that was published without fear or
hesitation by a scholar whose only concern was for the discovery of the
Following the book's publication, and while only a limited number of copies
circulated for a few fortunate individuals, the book disappeared from the
face of the earth. It was as if an invisible hand intervened and blocked its
circulation. It cannot be found at any public library, it is not sold at any
bookstore on earth, not even in a curiosity or antique shop.
Amazingly, in this small, remote country (New Zealand), there's a copy
in the library of Otago University in Dunedin. Also, by credible report,
available in the Library of Congress and the Widener Library at Harvard.
Who are you buying your bullshit from, Matt?
If in fact it is still available then you can verify its assertions.
The issue is solely the subject not whether or not the book is still
No, the fact that whoever is hyping the book wants to build up a woo-woo
cloud of mystery around it ("disappeared...invisible hand...cannot be
found...") based on false premises, should be a clear warning signal
that this is crankery.
Are you willing to do the newsgroup a favor and read and review the
I don't feel inclined to do so. Here and at sci.lang we have a number of
regular posters on themes such as "Greek is Turkish", "Turkish is
Serbian", and so on. Based on the evidence they post, it is not hard to
iamgine how somebody with the right idée fixe could convince themselves
that "Hebrew is Greek". Since the book is available, maybe somebody will
post some of Yehuda's evidence, and we can see if this is true.