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On Jun 5, 2004, at 1:03 PM, Barbara Barrett wrote:
> As for Israel, the  Bzyantines never surrendered their hold upon it,
> the
> Jews
> (or "Hebaru" as they're called after an old Egyptian word) never lost
> their
> homeland
> and there was no Diaspora. The Prophet never entered Jerusalem and
> that City
> is not Holy to Muslims. Both Byzantium and the Caliphate preached
> tolerance
> for  "people of the book". So the Hebaru are a small religious
> minority in
> my world, respected for their biblical scholarship and wisdom.
> Barbara


Any reason why it's Egyptian-based "Hebaru" as opposed to
Hebrew>Greek>Latin>etc. "Hebrew"?


-Stephen (Steg)
  "the sun in giv‘on standing still and the moon
   in ayalon valley dreaming about this place
   on the day we finish fighting and begin breathing"
      ~ 'prahhim baqaneh' by subliminal