Thursday, February 13, 2020
The World’s Oldest Alphabet is Hebrew
An IGH lecture recorded by Dr. Doug Petrovich
GHCA will present the last of six lectures recorded by archaeologist Dr. Doug Petrovich in June of 2017. These lectures and associated paper will almost certainly drive a paradigm shift in archaeology and ancient Biblical history.
In his first two lectures Dr. Petrovich has shown that the slow peaceful character of people movements of the middle Ubaid culture were consistent with a single language. In contrast the sudden an often strifeful people expansion of the late Uruk period (~3400 BC) is consistent with a sudden proliferation of languages and loss of communications. Also, the sudden halt of construction on the temple at Eridu, the largest of the time and which remained stagnant for approximately 1000 years, is consistent with a Babel like event.
In lectures 3-5 Dr. Petrovich Identifies the Egyptian names and historical roles of Joseph, Jacob, Manasseh, Ephraim and Shechem in Egyptian inscriptions. These names given by the Egyptians describe the most significant characteristics and events in these individuals lives. These names, characteristics, and events are amazingly consistent with the Bible narratives.
In this 6th lecture Dr, Petrovich makes a strong case that the earliest alphabetic language is not only Semitic but specifically Hebrew. Also, that Ephraim and Manasseh were the originators on this alphabet and written Hebrew. This lecture presents a substantial portion of the material in his 2017 book, The World’s Oldest Alphabet, published by Carta in Jerusalem.
A future presentation will examine Dr. Petrovich’s compelling identification of the pharaoh of the Exodus. All of this work set out a beautiful set of parallels between biblical narrative and Egyptian history and archaeology.
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