Hey Bob, I don't know if this is common knowledge or not among small circles, but as I was reading "The Man Who Sent the Magi," I became conscience of the resembles between the name of the Saoshyant mentioned in the Yashts Ashvat-Ereta, the word Avestan Asha and oshea in Yehoshua> Jesus. What do you make of this? You still think that the development of the name Jesus had nothing to do with Avestan. Also I did find the Avestan cognate of the word Christ which is associated with Iza "angel of worship" and the form is Gerezda "fat." The two forms are placed so close together like ishayÃ£s gerezdÃ¢ its so weird and makes me think "Jesus Christ?" and according to Mary Boyce this gerezda had something to do with the Soma and I suppose preparing the Hom too. Were you aware of all this?