Serendipitous Learning (Obama's first name?)

Posted by Hiraghm 6 years, 1 month ago to History
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Watching an episode of "Brimstone".

Ezekial Stone (as in Ezekial 36:27) has to take on Hasdrubel Barcid... brother-in-law to the famous Hannibal, and son of Hamilcar Barca... a name I remember from the science fiction story, "Stone Place".

So I look up the names on Wikipedia...

And under Hamilcar Barca, I find...

"The name Hamilcar (Punic-Phoenician ḥmlqrt, "brother of Melqart") was a common name for Carthaginian men. The name Brq (or Baraq) means "thunderbolt" in the Punic language and is thus equivalent to the epithet or cognomen Keraunos, common among many contemporary Greek commanders.The word remains in Arabic and Hebrew with the same meaning."

Baraq.... Barack?

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  • Posted by 6 years, 1 month ago
    This would give Obama 2 Arabic names. One wonders why his daddy was given Arabic first and middle names.... or Jewish, for that matter.
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