Who but the Adamic race had the capability of traveling such great distances
This is your Heritage
To keep this as short as possible, we won't get into the alphabets and scripts that are un-deciphered.
Origin of our modern writing system
The ancient Egyptians found it difficult to incorporate the names of their foreign captives into their hieroglyphs. By somewhere around 2200 to 2000 BC they adapted their written language so it could include these foreign words.
The Proto-Canaanite alphabet was born
Proto-Canaanite is a descendant of the Egyptian hieroglyphs. The proto-Canaanite alphabet is a consonantal alphabet of twenty-two acrophonic glyphs starting from around 1500 BC. The cut-off date is 1050 BC. There are about a dozen inscriptions written in Proto-Canaanite that have been discovered in modern-day Israel and Lebanon
Proto-Canaanite inscription discovered at Lachish, Southern Israel
By 1050 BC the Phoenician alphabet completely replaced the proto-Canaanite alphabet
Reads "belonging to Baalpalt"
What do you notice about this time line?
This is about when David became King of Israel
Genesis had just been written between 200 and 400 years previously
In what language?
Ahiram Sarophagus - about 1000 BC
Has the oldest evidence of the Phoenician alphabet discovered to date
Translation of the inscription:
Coffin which Ittobaal, son of Ahiram, king of Byblos, made for Ahiram, his father, when he placed him in the 'house of eternity'. Now if a king among kings or a governor among governors or a commander of an army should come up against Byblos and uncovers this coffin, may the sceptre of his rule be torn away, may the throne of his kingdom be overturned, and may peace flee from Byblos! And as for him, if he destroys this inscription, then the...!
Phoenician is a continuation of the Proto-Canaanite alphabet. BY convention it is taken to originate around 1050 BC (historians aren't sure.) It was used for writing Phoenician, which is a Northern Semitic language and spoken by the civilization of Phoenicia.
Phoenician became one of the most widely used writing systems across the Mediterranean world. It was spread by Phoenician merchants where it was assimilated by many other cultures and evolved into other written languages.
Phoenician is the parent alphabet of
Paleo-Hebrew - 1100 BC - 600 BC
|The Paleo-Hebrew alphabet was used in writing the Hebrew language until it began to fall out of use in the 5th century BC with the adoption of the "square-script" Aramaic alphabet as a writing system for the Hebrew language.|
The Jews discontinued using this script but the Samaritans continued using it well into the middle ages.
Oldest Paleo-Hebrew found
dates to around 1000 BC
Guess those sheep herders could write after all!
Second oldest Paleo-Hebro
around 1000 BC
Aramaic - 800 BC - 600 AD
The Aramaic alphabet is historically significant since virtually all modern Middle Eastern writing systems use a script that can be traced back to it, as well as numerous Altaic languages of Central and East Asia. The holy texts of Judaism and Islam, as well as certain Christian and Buddhist texts are written in scripts which are known descendants of Aramaic.
The earliest inscriptions in the Aramaic language use the Phoenician Alphabet. Aramaic gradually became the lingua franca throughout the Middle East, with the script displacing cuneiform as the official writing system of the existing empires. Its widespread usage led to the gradual adoption of the Aramaic alphabet for writing the Hebrew Language. Formerly, Hebrew had been written using an alphabet closer in form to that of Phoenician, the Paleo-Hebrew Alphabet.
Aramaic is the parent alphabet of Hebrew, Arabic, Nabataean, Syriac, Beorgian, Brahmi and several others.
Brahmi is the parent writing system of most of India, Southeast Asia, Tibet and Mongolia.
The Hebrew and Nabataean alphabets are little changed in style from the Babylonian Aramaic alphabet. The development of cursive versions of Aramaic led to the creation of the Syriac, Palmyrenean and Mandaic alphabets. These scripts formed the basis of the Arabic, Sogdian, Orkhon and Mongolian alphabets. The Aramaic alphabet is also the forebear of the Indic alphabets, on the basis of certain strong similarities between the Aramaic and Brahmi script.
Today, biblical Aramaic, Jewish Neo-Aramaic dialects and the Aramaic language of the Talmud are written in the Hebrew alphabet.
This written Hebrew is used by those who are Jewish
Their language is Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino (Jewish-Spanish) and Judeo-Arabic
Not your Heritage
This written Hebrew was never used by your ancestors
Not one book of the Bible was originally written in modern, square script Hebrew
It is a Babylonian language
Parts of the Bible are written in Aramaic
Some would say this is a Babylonian language
It is not
It is named after the Arameans, the people of Aram. Aramaic is closely related to Phoenician, Paleo-Hebrew, and Syriac and the alphabet is derived from Phoenician.
Abraham is described as an Aramean (Deut. 26:5) Sarah, his wife and her relatives settled in the land of the Arameans (Syria) (Genesis 25:20)
The Assyrians invaded and displaced the Arameans. As the Assyrians conquered and displaced, they relocated the populations to other places
Like the tribes of Israel
Aramaic became the common language of the Assyrian Kingdom because there were so many displaced Arameans
Babylon conquered Assyria in
Aramaic became the common language of Babylon
Including the Israelites in captivity there
|Very few parts of the Old Testament of the Bible survived the sacking of Jerusalem in 70 AD except the Dead Sea Scrolls. Most of the Dead Sea Scrolls are written in paleo-Hebrew which is nearly identical with Phoenician. Most of the original parts of these were written down in transliterated ancient Hebrew using the Phoenician alphabet. Transliterate means to write in the characters of another alphabet.|
The Hebrew alphabet had not evolved yet. And there was no other efficient writing system other than Phoenician at that time. Remember, the ancient Israelites and Phoenicians were racial "cousins." Their language would have been similar, if not the same.
Phoenician is the parent alphabet of Hebrew
Greek - 800 BC - present
replaced Cypriot - 1100 BC - 400 BC
Greek is the parent alphabet of Latin, Old Italic, Runic, Cyrillic and Coptic.
Latin is the parent alphabet of English, German, Swedish, Norwegian -- most of the languages spoken in the Caucasian world today
The Greek alphabet replaced the Cypriot alphabet and is a direct descendant of the Phoenician. It is the first and oldest alphabet in the narrow sense that it notes each vowel and consonant with a separate symbol. It is as such in continuous use to this day. The letters were also used to represent Greek numerals beginning in the 2nd century BCE.
The Greek alphabet is descended from the Phoenician alphabet and has given rise to many other alphabets used in Europe and the Middle East, including the Latin Alphabet.
Early Greek alphabet on pottery
Let's summarize the history of writing
The Danubians - 5500 BC
Egyptian Hieroglyphs - gave birth to
Proto-Sinaitic Script - gave birth to
Proto-Canaanite - gave birth to
Phoenician - gave birth to
Other Caucasian alphabets
That's written language
What about the spoken Hebrew language?
Biblical Hebrew - 1200 BC - 600 BC
Biblical Hebrew, also called classical Hebrew, flourished between the 12th and 6th centuries BC.
At the Babylonian exile the Hebrews began speaking Aramaic
Biblical Hebrew is an archaic form of the Hebrew language that is not spoken in its pure form today
Known descendant languages:
Samaritan Hebrew (liturgical)
Mishnaic Hebrew (Jews)
Tiberian Hebrew (liturgical)
Yemenite Hebrew (liturgical)
Sephardi Hebrew (liturgical)
Ashkenazi Hebrew (liturgical)
Modern Hebrew (State of Israel)
Hebrew (language) belongs to the Canaanite group of languages along with Edomite, Ammonite, Moabite and Phoenician. Canaanite is closely related to Aramaic and Arabic. When the Babylonians conquered the ancient Kingdom of Judah they exiled much of its population far to the East in Babylon. During the Babylonian captivity, many Israelites learned the Aramaic language of their captors. The Babylonians mainly took the ruling classes captive and left behind the farmers and laborers to work the land. It was the Israelite elite that became influenced by Aramaic.
When the Israelites returned to Judah, both languages were used. Aramaic was used for the spoken language, Hebrew for religious and liturgical purposes as well as literary.
Hebrew went extinct as a spoken language probably as early as400 AD
Hebrew was not revived as a spoken language until the 19th century. It was strictly used for letters, contracts, commerce, etc.
But especially in Jewish liturgy
This meant not only that well-educated Jews in all parts of the world could correspond in a mutually intelligible language, and that books and legal documents published or written in any part of the world could be read by Jews in all other parts, but that an educated Jew could travel and converse with Jews in distant places, just as priests and other educated Christians could once converse in Latin.
It was Zionism that revived the modern spoken Hebrew language which replaced a score of languages spoken by Jews worldwide at that time such as Yiddish, Ladino, Judeo-Aramaic, Russian, Persian and Arabic
What about the Anglo-Saxon, Germanic European Languages?
English and the Caucasian languages are considered
At first glance this would appear to place great dispute in the claim that the White race are the Ancient Hebrews
Until you study etymology - the root of words
there are literally thousands of words in the English language that have theor roots in ancient Hebrew
Here are a fewexamples
Check out these sites for a start
The Dutch linguist, Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn, who first noted the similarity among the Eeuropean languages in 1647, supposed the existence of a primitive Common language. He called this language
If you've read enough of this site you understand the significance of the Scythians in your Heritage
Later linguists and historians changed the name of the common primitive language to
And while this is more accurate it is interesting that Boxhorn knew where the roots of his people and language came from
No one knows what the classical Hebrew sounded like
As the Hebrew/Israelites spread across the globe, their language became distinct for every tribe
Yet the root of the language stayed in the ancient, classical Hebrew
Look at the similarities between Phoenician and Irish-Celtic
Phoenician of Plautus:
Byth lym mo thym nociothii nel ech an ti daisc machon
Ys i do iebrim thyfe lyth chy lya chon temlyph ula.
Beth liom' mo thime nociaithe, niel ach an ti dairie mae coinne
Is i de leabhraim tafach leith, chi lis con teampluibh ulla.
This is not coincidence
Indo European is the parent language of several modern languages including Celtic, Italic and Proto-Germanic
Proto-Germanic is the parent language of
English, Dutch, German, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Faroese and Swedish
Language tells us that we have a common beginning
Isn't it Grand!
But there's more!
Let's look at two things:
Builders of Ancient Civilizations
and put all this together
For more information on writing and ancient scripts see this site
But be warned: they have a world view that will not always tell you everything
Read with discerning eyes