And in fact two other names of Shiva, Ishvara and Isa, are also the root source for a large number of other words in ancient Hebrew. If one looks in any Bible concordance one will find many names with the above, IS, ISA, ISH and ISHA used as prefixes, suffixes, or roots. Examples are the name Isaac itself, in Hebrew Jischak, given to his son by Abraham who was devoted to the Hindu pantheon, which included the deities Ram and Isa (Shiva), and who shows his ongoing devotion to these Hindu deities by naming his children after them. The name of the Jewish nation itself, Israel, Is-rael, has in its IS root the name of Shiva as well. [The name Israel may in ancient times have been actually derived from Is-Sarah-El. Sarah means to prevail or to contend with. This fact is more in keeping with the Hindu origins of Judaism which honored matriarchs as well as patriarchs, as we can tell by their calling the nation Uma and by calling Israel Kal Israel.]
SHIVA'S NAMES INCLUDE IS, ISH, and ISA.
These Designations are the Root of Many Hebrew Words.
The Legacy of Divinity Names.
Naming One's Children and one's Villages after Divinity
Is a common rite in Hindu Brahmanic, Vaishnava,
\Shivaite and Jain cultures.
The list of Isa and Is names and words is large indeed, and includes the prophet Isaiah, as well as numerous other names such as Iscah, Iscariot, Ish, Ishbah, Ishbak, Ishbibenob, Ishbosheth, Ishi, Ishiah, Ishijah, Ishma, Ishmael, Ishmaiah, Issachar, Isshiah, Ishui, Ishmerai, Ishod, Ishpan, Ishtob, Ishuah, Ishuai, Ishui, Ismachiah, Ismaiah, Ispah.
These numerous names show that the ancient Israelites like the Hindus conferred names upon their children containing the name of the divinity Shiva as Isa or Is. The name of David's father Jesse, like the name Jesus (change the J in each name to an I), is another form of Isa, and Issa is in fact the name by which Jesus is still known to the Tibetans.
Those who would argue that the Yesh or Yishay in Hebrew and its variant Iyshay, that is the IS, ISA or ISHA words, only mean to be extant, ignore the long history of descriptions of Divinity as That Which Is, the Ground of Being, and as Pure Being. That Which Exists is certainly a universal manner of describing divinity, as any reliable history of mysticism, religion or theology will confirm.
The Process of Transliteration
The main Sanskrit name of the deity, Shiva (or Siva) has been transliterated into the Hebrew as Sheva, Sheba, Seba, and Saba. Look up any of these names by consulting traditional sources such as Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, James Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible or any unabridged concordance or dictionary source and they will lead you to numerous other words in ancient Hebrew which use these names as a root such as Bathsheba, Beersheva, Joseph, Elisabeth, Jehosephat, Jehoshabeath, Jehoshaphat, Jehosheba. By noticing both the changes from s to sh and from ph to b to v, for example, one is noticing the process of transliteration, the vowel and consonant changes that occur when translating from one language system to another. Jo-seph means the name of seven, and Eli-sheva means God is seven, or as Sitchin affirms in Lost Realms: "My God is seven. Look up the words Shaveh and Shavshah and they will be seen to reflect aspects of the ancient Hebrew words Sheba or Sheva.
As a relevant
aside, showing how the process of transliteration has occurred in history,
one can also see the process of transliteration in the following words
used to mean Seven: Sanskrit
Shiva=Hebrew Sheba=German Sieben=English Seven.
The fact that all of these names contain the name of divinity or an aspect of divinity shows how deity centered the ancient Israelites were. Just as the seventh day of repose of the Hebrews, the Sabbath, was named after a form of Sheba (or Shiva), so too was the eleventh month, Shebat. It's all the same deity, simply with different names. Shiva is in fact known as the Lord of a Thousand Names.
The Numerous Initiation
Names of Ancient Jews
Confirm their relationship with Shiva.
the fact that the way of Shaivite Hinduism was one of the original catalysts
formation of Judaism in the region of Canaan-Palestine is attested to by the numerous Hebrew
names which have their root in the Hindu pantheon as well as words with a Sanskrit source, which reveals the all pervasiveness of the consciousness of God. among the ancient Jews. Many Hebrew names, we shall see, with an overflowing cornucopia of proof, as we demonstrated with the Is, Isa and Isha names shown above, are simply combinations of Vaishnava or Shaivite words meaning God, which would in a sense make the person's very name a reminder of a divinity. Hindus initiate their members by giving them a name and a mantra. Names such as Joram or Horam, Eli-sabeth, Jo-seph are compounds comprised of two words signifying one aspect or another of divinity. Some names themselves can be discerned as barely disguised Hindu mantras compressed into a single name. Je Ram, for example, two names for God, are frequently chanted by Hindu groups. The name Je-rem-iah contains three Deity words. Je and iah (or jah) signify Jehovah. Rem is a transliteration of the Hindu deity Ram or Rama. The name Elisabeth, for example is Eli, and sabeth, a root which, like
Sabbath, has its source in the Saba name of Shiva.
ISOCOGICS: Isa, Ishvara,
And commentary on Israel, Isaiah,
and the numerous word compounds using Is and Ish as a prefix.
The use of
the name Isa as a root of numerous Hebrew names and locations is easily
seen: Is-rael is defined variously as he who wrestled with, he who
contended with God, and he who prevailed. However, it is acknowledged that
the origins of Judaism into an antiquity which honored matriarchs as well
as patriarchs, a fact which orthodox patriarchs in typical chauvinist fashion
are not likely to acknowledge. I would like readers to be aware of the
following, namely the possibility that the original name Israel itself
may have acknowledged the female-male aspect of divinity:
IS SARAH EL
8280 sarah, saw-raw, to prevail, have power
Virtually all the names in Hebrew beginning with Is--and their number is quite large as we saw above--designate people who were named after the creator, Is, Ishvara, Isa. The name Elisha = El + Isha and combines the name of deity as the Almighty, El, with Isha, a name of Shiva. Numerous people, as we have shown even in the brief list above, were named after Shiva, have the root seba, or shab, or sab or sheb, and the names of Isaiah and Issa-Iesus-Jesus all reflect the connection with Shiva as Isa.
The Ish root,
which in ancient Hebrew denotes among other things, to be extant, male
champion, also suggests a divinity-pervaded or divinity-favored being, and therefore is simply
another form of the Is grouping of meanings. "To be Extant" may be regarded as another form of the affirmation: "I am who am." This has been commonly understood, for example, by the writers of the Vedas, the Old and New Testament writers, by Meister Eckhardt and by innumerable mystics and saints in history.
Isocogics is from the Greek and describes the branch of study that is preliminary
studying theology. IS is a term for divinity that has existed from ancient times. In Egypt the mate of Isis (double Is), is Osiris, who garlanded himself with snakes and rode a mule; Shiva
(Isa-Ishvara-Isana) too garlanded himself with snakes and rode his bull Nandi. More relevant to the focus of this study, however, Is carries the notion of divine entity in Hebrew just as it does in Sanskrit as in Isvara.
The numerous Hebrew names with the Is prefix (and, it can be asserted, with the Ish prefix as well) like those with the el prefix suffix, meaning God, and carrying the iel or jah suffix, meaning of God or of Jah [or Jehovah], like the Ram, Asura, and Shiva names, show how thoroughly pervaded with the sense of the divine Judaism was in its earliest days before the cattlemen patriarchs invaded and destroyed the shrines of Asherah and Shiva, killed and dispersed their vegetarian devotees, and started the bloody cult of a Jehovah who ostensibly demanded sacrifices as atonement for sins. These numerous names show that the ancient Israelites like the Hindus conferred names upon their children containing the name of the divinity Shiva as Saba, Isa, or the Is of Isvara.
name of David's father Jesse, like the name Jesus (change the J in each
name to an I), is another form of Isa, and Issa is in fact the name by
which Jesus is known to the Tibetans. When God renames Jacob Israel,
Is-rael, or Is sarah el, the namegiving process involved in that
event also repeats the tradition of the Hindu tradition of giving new initiates
a spiritual name which usually contains a name or names of divinity.
To name one's children, one's villages, and even one's concepts of time,
after the creator or after aspects of the creator shows how deity centered
the ancient Israelites were.