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An interesting commentary on names

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Submitted by Seamus Dafydd Dives MacNemi (United States), Nov 11, 2009 at 12:05

I am sometimes amused to be told that my own name "Seamus" means "one who upsets the established order" It is directly translated as Yakob in Hebrew, meaning "usurper". Both names speak directly to the event in the Torah which depicts Yakobs struggle with the Dark Angel for which G-D gave him the name Israel which means "He who struggles with G-D and wins."

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