By Hank Berrien, November 21st, 2016
A new report states that the oldest alphabet in the world is Hebrew, and substantiates Biblical claims that the Hebrews indeed lived in Egypt at the time of the Exodus.
Archaeologist and epigrapher Douglas Petrovich of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada studied stone slabs at several Egyptian sites, and found that the Israelites translated hieroglyphics into Hebrew 1.0 over 3,800 years ago.
Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research on November 17, Petrovich said the Israelites wanted to communicate with their brethren, and simplified the complex hieroglyphic writing system of the Pharoahs into 22 alphabetic letters. He asserted, “There is a connection between ancient Egyptian texts and preserved alphabets.”
Inscriptions along the left edge of the slab read, “The one having been elevated is weary to forget.” Inscriptions across the top read, “The overseer of minerals, Ahisemach.”
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