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What is in a name?


Between the time that I first gathered the materials for this article on Oct 30, 2008 and the next day when I published it, my dad’s computer was attacked with “2500 trojan horses.”  Also the visibility I had patiently gained on the Google search engine and others since starting my web site in the middle of August all but disappeared.  Previously, common keywords such as “democracy tyranny” and others  would bring up my web page with some favorable place in the search results.  By the election, one could only find my web page by searching for my name, which little would have known.  The hack of my dad’s computer resulted in the damage in hardware, as soon after he had to replace a memory card.

Barack Hussein Obama

Barack appears to be a variation of the Barak, co-judge with Deborah in Judges 4.  Biblical characters often were given names that had meaning as Native Americans do, expecting the name to define something about that person or their character   Consider how good a name Benjamin Netanyahu has:  The son of the right hand, given by God.

Consider the Hebrew meanings Barack can take from the verb and noun forms shown below:


Notice the similarity to the word hiyleyl translated Lucifer from Isa 14:12:

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 


This name for satan represents his charming deceptive side as spoken of by Paul in 2Cor 11:14:

And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

Furthermore consider that the context of Isa 14:12 is that of satan using a man to wield influence and power.

As one bearing a name that is a synonym of satan in all his charms, concern may arise regarding a man having a charm and personality to move others to follow him in spite of obvious radical ties, foreign and Muslim conflicts of interest, all of which he resolutely denies.  That his middle name Hussein means “little beauty” re-emphasizes this charismatic interpretation of his first and also plays into another scripture addressed to satan in his use of a man:

Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness. (Eze 28:17a)

Although a man may defy the power of his name by choosing a different way, it is easier to follow smooth ways much as in other aspects of life.  So it seems to be in this case.  This power seemingly would be proportional to size of his acquaintance, so that in the rise to prominence, a leader could be easy swept along into the course of life that his name compels.

Satan bids against God for the souls of all men.  It would be reckless, therefore, to infer any more than other facts substantiate.  It would also be reckless to follow anyone blindly in the face of apparent dangers.

Scripture quotations are from the King James Version.
Hebrew definitions are taken from the 1906 Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Aramaic Lexicon.

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