Thank you for the background on Sampsigeramus. That is an interesting etymology.
We learned previously that garam, "Strong" (in Hebrew) was an epithet of Osiris/Issachar, the "Garam Hamor", and that it especially applied to Shem-Gomer as an Osiris figure:
Agbar ("Great One"), the traditional king name at Edessa, also is an epithet of Osiris, and especially relates to Abraham as an Osiris figure.
The traditional king name at Emesa, Sampsigeramus, would then connote "Sword of Shem" or "Sword of Osiris". Ironically, the customary fate of an Osiris figure was to be beheaded with the sword!
It should also be noted that Sampson/Gilgamesh was also strongly of the Osiris typecasting.
I think it is still worth considering a possible association between Germanicus/Archelaus and Sampsigeramus. Germanicus/Archelaus, as the successor of Herod the Great was typecast as "foolish Rehoboam son of wise Solomon". Historically, these biblical characters correspond to "Akhenaten son of Amenhotep III". Akhenaten, although primarily of the Re/Moses type, also incorporated an Osiris (Akh) aspect as his name implies. Germanicus, on the other hand, seems to have been fooled into pursuing a Horus/Joshua aspect, only to be turned into a tragic Osiris figure by Tiberius.
From an earlier post:
There are definite parallels between Abraham (Djehuty) and the earlier Patriarch Eber (Hammurabi/Moses I). Most particularly, both were forced into exile.
The name Abraham (Ham-abra/arba/arab) was probably a play on the name Hammurabi! The name and characterization of Abraham also points back even further in time to another "eldest son" that had been passed over in kingship, namely Montuhotep/Ir-bau (Reuben/Arba). See Chapter 5, Note 4.
The original Biblical form of Abraham's name was Abram, "exalted father". Abram was however humbled and became a type of "Eber". It had actually been Abram's "father" Terah who was forced by his own "father" Nahor into the role of a Moses. But it seems the teflon man Terah used his own authority to pass that role onto Abram instead.
We also found that the later Akhenaten (Rehoboam/Moses II) not only patterned himself after Hammurabi (Eber/Moses I), but also after Djehuty (Abraham). See the section, "Serving the Sun", in Chapter 21 of the on-line book. Akhenaten was simultaneously a Djehuty/Thoth (Hermes Trismegistus), an Osiris (Akh), and a Re/Moses. Abraham/Djehuty was primarily a Thoth and an Osiris, but we can also recognize a lesser Moses element in his career as well, even if he didn't lead a significant Exodus.
Note that the name Rehoboam (-> RabaHam/AbraHam) also makes a play on both Abraham and Hammurabi.
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