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Is there any relation between Abraham and Hindus??

Discussion in 'Comparative Religion' started by hmshariq, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. hmshariq

    hmshariq New Member

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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.
     
  2. Gjallarhorn

    Gjallarhorn N'yog-Sothep

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    Aside from the similarity in names, no.
     
  3. Breathe

    Breathe Bitter Edgelord :^)

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    Nope, no relation.
     
  4. Wannabe Yogi

    Wannabe Yogi New Member

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    I think its a coincidence. Still some say Abrahams birth name Abram has Sanskrit roots.
     
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  5. Gaura Priya

    Gaura Priya IRL

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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.
     
  6. DreadFish

    DreadFish Tiger Fish

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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.
     
  7. Vinayaka

    Vinayaka devotee

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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"
     
  8. Levite

    Levite Higher and Higher

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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.
     
  9. Riverwolf

    Riverwolf Persona Polytheist / Proud Ergi Staff Member Premium Member

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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.
     
  10. Akhilesh

    Akhilesh New Member

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    No relation hinduism is about tenthousand year old
     
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