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Israelite Tribes in Exile
You mention that the Egyptians of the time of Joseph were similar to the Berbers of North Africa today. It has been suggested by several Churches of God groups that Asenath the mother of the two sons of Joseph was in reality of similar racial stock as the Isrealites that were settled there. One theory that has come to my attention recently was that Asenath in reality was non other than Dinah the very daughter of Jacob.How can we know for sure the racial stock of Asenath and the Egyptians of the time of Joseph? If the elderly Jacob had to adopt these two lads then to me, that would mean that the two boys were not really 100 % Hebrew at all or anywhere even near to being anything even close to that. This is how this very question was answered by one of these very groups recently: 'We believe that the Egyptians of antiquity were of the same basic racial stock as the Israelites. Joseph's marriage to an Egyptian was not an act of rebellion, It is also a misnomer by many who think that the Canaanites were all of a different race as well. It is inaccurate to look at the modern day demographics of these world regions and believe that the racial constituents were in any way similar. There has been a major shifting of entire populations over several thousand years.
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Roman nomenclature is somewhat different from the modern English form. Gaius, Iulius, and Caesar are Caesar's praenomen, nomen, cognomen, respectively. In modern usage, his full name might be something like "Gaius Iulius-Caesar", where 'Caesar' denoted him as a member of the 'Caesarian' family branch of the 'Iulian' clan, and 'Gaius' was his personal name. Contemporary writers sometimes referred to him as "Gaius Caesar". His grand-nephew, Gaius Octavius, duly took the full name "Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus" upon his posthumous adoption in 44 BC, and the name became fused with the imperial dignity; in this sense it is preserved in the German and Russian words Kaiser and Tsar (sometimes spelled Czar), both of which refer to an emperor. Compare the Hungarian, Slavic and Turkish words for "king", forms of kral, all adapted from the personal name of Charlemagne.
The original meaning of the name is unknown. The four most common derivations of the cognomen "Caesar" are given by the writer of the Historia Augusta (Aelius 2.3):
from caesaries, 'hair', because the founder of this branch of the family was born with a full head of hair. (Julius Caesar himself was balding in later life.) This is the etymology favored by Festus.
from caesius, an eye color variously translated today as 'grey', 'blue-grey', and even 'blue'. (Julius Caesar himself had black eyes, Suet. Jul. 45.) from caesum, 'cut out', because the first Caesar was cut from his mother's womb (see Caesarean section). This is the etymology favored by Pliny the Elder (VII.ix.47 ? Latin, English). (Julius Caesar himself could not have been so delivered, because this dangerous operation was normally done only upon a dead woman, and his mother was known to have lived for many years after his birth.) from caesai, a "Moorish" (maybe Punic) word for "elephant" because the first Caesar had killed such a beast in battle.
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