02 April 2019

Brahmi script origin similar to OLB script?

 “A little knowledge can baffle an expert. It is relatively easy to acquire a certain
bit of knowledge in an expert’s area of interest that the expert does not know.
There are a very large number of experts who have been astonished at Dr. G.
Siromoney pulling out some information in their own field that they knew nothing
about. However Dr. Siromoney himself knew that the expert possibly knew much
more than he did in a large part of that field – that there were possibly only one or
a few bits that he knew and that the expert did not know.”

– Professor Arul Siromoney, writing about his late father, Professor Gift Siromoney.
(From preface of The unknown Buddha of Christianity by Michael Lockwood, 2018)

Dr. Lockwood
In The unknown Buddha of Christianity*, it is argued (p. 93 and onwards) that the Brahmi script was invented for use in the Library of Alexandria, which was commissioned by Ptolemy I (Soter).

*third book in a series (compiled by M. Lockwood) that may prove relevant in validation of the Yesus/ Buda narrative in the Oera Linda-book:
  1. Buddhism's Relation to Christianity, 2010
  2. Mythicism: A Seven-Fold Revelation of the Buddhist 'Branch' Grafted onto Jesse's 'Lineage Tree', 2013
  3. The unknown Buddha of Christianity - The Crypto-Buddhism of the Essenes, 2018
Oera Linda p. 125: PTHOLEMÉUS ALSA HÉTE THENE FORST THÉR WELDA OVIR ÉGIPTA.LÁND. Ptolemy, the prince who reigned over Egypt.
Dr. Siromoney
The following text from the original 1977 article was copied from the Siromoney website:

One of the unanswered questions in Indian epigraphy is how this simple, elegant system of writing came into being. Scholars such as Buhler compared the letters of Brahmi with the letters of Northern Semitic script in an effort to prove that Brahmi derived from the latter. However, anyone who takes the trouble to look at the Northern Semitic script can see for oneself the lack of evidence for any kind of dependence between these two scripts. If the Brahmi alphabet was not borrowed, some scholars argue, it must be possible to derive it from the signs of the Indus script. But there are serious difficulties in trying to derive the simple and elegant Brahmi script from the variety of signs used in the Indus script.
Here we wish to claim that the Brahmi script was invented at one stroke –possibly by one individual. This means that we reject both the theory that it was evolved from the Indus script and also the theory that it was borrowed and developed from some non-Indian script.
The basis we have for postulating the spontaneous invention of the Brahmi script, as against a continuous evolutionary derivation, is as follows. We can show that there were central, unifying principles from which most of the letters of the Brahmi alphabet can be derived. We claim that there were two basic geometric patterns from which the inventor of the Brahmi script derived the letters. These basic patterns were the cross inscribed in a square, and a circle superimposed on a vertical line. We show in the accompanying chart the prototype symbols that can be extracted from these two basic designs, and the corresponding letters of the Brahmi alphabet. It is remarkable that these two basic patterns are actually found in some of the early Brahmi inscriptions of South India and Sri Lanka. Scholars have heretofore not known what to make of them.
The square, the cross, the circle, and the vertical line are all examples of letters of the Brahmi alphabet extracted from the two basic geometric patterns.


Much more study is intended of the work of Michael Lockwood and Christian Lindtner (www.jesusisbuddha.com) in relation to the Yesus-Buda narrative of the Oera Linda-book. It would be ironical if this particular text, considered by the pseudo-skeptics as one of OLB's most ridiculous parts, could prove most useful in its validation.

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