Scipio became Africanus because he won Hannibal.
Nero Claudius Drusus became Germanicus because he won the Germans.
The list is very more great than I thought!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_R ... ory_titles
This use has an official name: Cognomina ex virtute
So I wonder: if the triumph of Jesus is described already in Paul as a Roman triumph (see, for example, the fate of the Archons), then could also the reception of the Name, in the Hymn to Philippians, be along the same lines of a typical Roman triumph ?
The conqueror assumed the name of the conquered enemy.
Jesus received the Name of YHWH because he defeated the Archon of this World, YHWH himself!
Just as Sabaoth was rewarded by the supreme Unknown Father (not the god of the Jews) as the new Demiurge after the his metanoia and the defeat of the his evil father Yaldabaoth.
So Klaus Schilling:
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Nihil enim in speciem fallacius est quam prava religio. -Liv. xxxix. 16.