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Old 12-17-2011, 09:46 AM
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There are some similarities between the Hindu god Brahma and his consort Saraisvati, and the Abraham and Sarai, that are more than mere coincidences.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:49 AM
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Aside from the similarity in names, no.
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Nope, no relation.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:56 AM
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There are some similarities between the Hindu god Brahma and his consort Saraisvati, and the Abraham and Sarai, that are more than mere coincidences.
I think its a coincidence. Still some say Abrahams birth name Abram has Sanskrit roots.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:52 AM
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Coincidences...

Like Manu. There's many... many many many Manus in Vedic history, even though they generally speak of one main Manu. The god Brahmaa and the prophet Abraham have no linguistic correlation whatsoever.
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I +1 on what everyone else said. I have read those articles linking them together and all that jazz, but I believe its just an attempt to link religions together like the uneducated comparisons that state that Buddha, Krishna, and Jesus all had the same birthday, were crucified etc.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:25 PM
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none whatsoever other than in myths thought out by some modern people looking for some connection that isn't there ... so only in fiction, or .. "in your wildest dreams"
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No, I don't think so. I'm pretty sure they would have to be mere coincidences.

Jews did not have any documented interactions with Indian society until the Roman era, at which point the stories of the Torah were long since codified.

And presuming there was a historical Abraham, he came from Ur, in Mesopotamia, at a time when there was no documented contact between that society and India.
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:44 PM
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The closest historical connection between Hindus and Jews is the fact that early Judaism was, arguably, influenced by Zoroastrianism, which broke off from what I believe to be a VERY early form of the Vedic religion, so early that I don't think Brahma was even a concept, yet, except perhaps as an early form of Prajapati.
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No relation hinduism is about tenthousand year old
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