[Avodah] miryam bat batus

Simon Montagu via Avodah avodah at lists.aishdas.org
Tue Jul 28 09:24:20 PDT 2015

On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 8:57 AM, Micha Berger via Avodah <
avodah at lists.aishdas.org> wrote:

> Need a Hasmonean who calls himself "Jannus" in Latin necessarily go
> by the same name or even a phonetically related name in Aramaic and
> Hebrew?

I don't follow: the Hasmonean and post-Hasmonean kings did all have both
Hebrew and Greek or Latin names, but Yannai is a *Hebrew* name, from the
same root as Yona. I know someone who Hebraized his surname from Taubmann
to Yannai ("Taub" is German for "dove").
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