• Gold Foil Texts Found at Etruscan Pyrgi Temple Translated in Alphabetic Akkadian Mention Yahu (600 BCE)

    Author(s):
    David Olmsted (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology, Alphabetic Akkadian, Etruscan archaeology, Pagan Studies, Phoenician Studies
    Subject(s):
    Akkadians, Phoenicians, Etruscans--Antiquities, Magic
    Item Type:
    Online publication
    Tag(s):
    Pyrgi, Etruscan Temples, temple, Alphabetic Writing, Yah, Akkadian, Etruscan archeology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/1vdn-jt59
    Abstract:
    Three texts inscribed on gold foil were found in a holy relic repository located in a side room to a Pagan temple near Pygi, Italy. Their language is Alphabetic Akkadian yet their text styles are Phoenician and Etruscan. They are a philosophical debate about the cause and cure for a recent drought. The Phoenician text argues that emotion magic should be used to increase the flow of divine fertility fluids through the life-growth network which brought divine powers to earth. In contrast, the two Etruscan texts state that emotion magic should not be used for that purpose but only to open the invisible “platonic” life-form images. These images could then be manifested on earth by Yahu. The word “Yahweh” means “power of Yahu” in Akkadian. This is that deity’s first mention outside of the Levant apart from epithets. These texts make clear the three letter lineages of the Mediterranean which all derive from Minoan Phaistos Disk and Linear A: 1) Minoan -> Phoenician -> Greek 2) Minoan -> Sea Peoples -> Etruscan -> Latin 3) Minoan -> Israelite -> Hebrew. These letter lineages formed around differing religious views about the proper relationship between the two divine powers classes of the Ancient Pagan Paradigm.
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