Israelites in Egypt might have incited hieroglyphs into letters 3,800 years ago

The denunciation of a world’s initial alphabet could have been Hebrew.

This is according to an archaeologist who has spent a past 4 years piecing together a letters of a alphabet from inscriptions on Egyptian tablets.

In his argumentative theory, Dr Douglas Petrovich claims Israelites in Egypt took 22 ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and incited them into a strange Hebrew alphabet – over 3,800 years ago.

The denunciation of a world's initial alphabet could have been Hebrew. This is according to an archaeologist who has spent a past 4 years piecing together a letters of a alphabet. Pictured is a marker Sinai 375a containing a name Ahisamach (mentioned in Exodus 31:6)
The denunciation of a world's initial alphabet could have been Hebrew. This is according to an archaeologist who has spent a past 4 years piecing together a letters of a alphabet. Pictured is a marker Sinai 375a containing a name Ahisamach (mentioned in Exodus 31:6)

The denunciation of a world’s initial alphabet could have been Hebrew. This is according to an archaeologist who has spent a past 4 years piecing together a letters of a alphabet. Pictured is a marker Sinai 375a containing a name Ahisamach (mentioned in Exodus 31:6)

PIECING TOGETHER THE FIRST ALPHABET 

Because a strange Hebrew alphabet was ‘acrophonic’ – definition a fixing of letters so that their name starts with a minute itself, and uses no vowels – it leaves a lot of room for ambiguity in a translations. 

‘Let’s say, for a consequence of example, that English has no combined script,’ Dr Petrovich explained. ‘And like a ancient Hebrews, we and we are going to invent it…and though vowels.’

‘So, we confirm that a “boat” pictograph is going to give us a ‘b’ sound. Every time we wish someone to review “b”, we pull a boat.

‘We afterwards confirm that a “door” will give us a “d” sound, given “d” is what comes initial in that word. 

‘When we pull a vessel and a doorway side by side, a reader reads, “bed”or “bad”, or “bid”, or “bud”.’

For years scholars have famous a world’s oldest alphabet was a Semitic language, though accurately that one it was has remained a mystery. 

Dr Petrovich from a Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada told MailOnline: ‘I have no doubt whatsoever that Hebrew is a world’s oldest alphabet’.

He believes Israelites vital in Egypt remade a civilisation’s hieroglyphics into a initial chronicle of Hebrew around 3,800 years ago.

This, he says, is around a time a Old Testament describes Jews vital in Egypt. 

He says it was a approach for Hebrew speakers to have their possess combined countenance of their language, usually as a Egyptians around them had. 

In 2012, Dr Petrovich was conducting investigate from his home when he found justification of a marker called Sinai 115, from 1842 BC.

‘What drew me to Sinai 115 in a initial place is that we followed an archaeological route that led me to brand several specific biblical total in a epigraphical record,’ he said.

He claims a word ‘Hebrews’ was combined on a tablet. 

His interpretation was: ‘6 Levantines: Hebrews of Bethel, a beloved,’ that referred to Manasseh himself, his son, and 4 other Hebrews.

The professor combined progressing identifications of some letters in a ancient alphabet with his possess interpretation of doubtful letters to emanate a ‘Hebrew 1.0’ script.

An electronic sketch of Sinai 375a, that includes a subdivision of difference and marker of proto-consonantal letters with biblical or complicated Hebrew letters subsequent to them. Red lines are word-dividers combined by Dr Petrovich
An electronic sketch of Sinai 375a, that includes a subdivision of difference and marker of proto-consonantal letters with biblical or complicated Hebrew letters subsequent to them. Red lines are word-dividers combined by Dr Petrovich

An electronic sketch of Sinai 375a, that includes a subdivision of difference and marker of proto-consonantal letters with biblical or complicated Hebrew letters subsequent to them. Red lines are word-dividers combined by Dr Petrovich

Examples of Hebrew letters (left column), and Egyptian heiroglyphs (right column) are shown alongside a initial Hebrew alphabet that has been devised by Dr Petrovich (middle column)
Examples of Hebrew letters (left column), and Egyptian heiroglyphs (right column) are shown alongside a initial Hebrew alphabet that has been devised by Dr Petrovich (middle column)

Examples of Hebrew letters (left column), and Egyptian heiroglyphs (right column) are shown alongside a initial Hebrew alphabet that has been devised by Dr Petrovich (middle column)

WAS THE WORLD’S FIRST ALPHABET HEBREW?

In 2012, Dr Petrovich was conducting investigate during a Egyptian Museum in Cairo, when he found a marker called Sinai 115, from 1874 BC.

These Sinai tablets enclose what is widely deliberate a world’s initial alphabet, though a denunciation has remained a mystery.

‘What drew me to Sinai 115 in a initial place is that we followed an archaeological route that led me to brand several specific biblical total in a epigraphical record,’ he said.

On a list Dr Petrovich claims a word ‘Hebrews’ was written.

He used a black from a marker to square together a digest of Hebrew book that he took into a field, and used to brand particular letters.

Looking during other inscriptions found in Egypt, he came opposite a series of clearly Hebrew words, including a fixing of 3 biblical total – Asenath, Ahisamach and Moses.

Evidence for a participation of these Israelites in Egypt has not been detected before, Dr Petrovich says, and this is one of a categorical reasons scholars ‘mock’ a bible.

Ahisamach was combined on Sinai 375a and Moses was mentioned on Sinai 361. 

‘There are several admirably Hebrew difference within a corpus of 16 texts that we have translated,’ Dr Petrovich told MailOnline.

Looking during other inscriptions found in Egypt, he came opposite a series of clearly Hebrew words, including a fixing of 3 biblical total – Asenath, Ahisamach and Moses.

An inscription, antiquated to 1834 BC, is translated as ‘Wine is some-more abounding than a daylight, than a baker, than a nobleman.’ 

This might meant splash was plentiful, though food was tough to come by, suggesting Israelites, expected altered to Egypt during a time of famine.

Evidence for a participation of these Israelites in Egypt has not been detected before, Dr Petrovich says, and this is one of a categorical reasons scholars ‘mock’ a bible.

Biblical total were mentioned including Ahisamach, whose name was combined on Sinai 375a and Moses, who was mentioned on Sinai 361.

Sinai 361 says: ‘Our firm slavery had lingered. Moses afterwards annoyed astonishment. It is a year of astonishment, given of a Lady.”

The ‘Lady’ mentioned is a enchantress Baalath, who, in Egypt, was alike with a Egyptian enchantress Hathor, Dr Petrovich says.

Sinai 351 speaks of the Nile River and how it had distended to over twice a normal turn of overflow after a year had changed.

This inauspicious eventuality caused a cultic shrines and a watering troughs to turn unclean, due to decay from silty stream water, Dr Petrovich says. 

‘There are several admirably Hebrew difference within a corpus of 16 texts that we have translated,’ Dr Petrovich told MailOnline.

Putting together a finish alphabet, minute in a book, that is accessible from Carta and a Kickstarter page, was no easy task.

Because a strange Hebrew alphabet was ‘acrophonic’, – definition a fixing of letters so that their name starts with a minute itself, and uses no vowels – it leaves a lot of room for ambiguity in a translations.

‘Let’s say, for a consequence of example, that English has no combined script,’ Dr Petrovich explained.

‘And like a ancient Hebrews, we and we are going to invent it…and though vowels.

‘So, we confirm that a “boat” pictograph is going to give us a ‘b’ sound. Every time we wish someone to review “b”, we pull a boat.

‘We afterwards confirm that a “door” will give us a “d” sound, given “d” is what comes initial in that word. 

‘When we pull a vessel and a doorway side by side, a reader reads, “bed” or “bad”, or “bid”, or “bud”.’

Another plea he faced was that many strange Hebrew letters never had been identified properly, so Dr Petrovich did all this work himself. 

Sinai 351 speaks of a Nile and how it had distended to over twice a normal turn of overflow after a year had changed. This inauspicious eventuality caused a cultic shrines and a watering troughs to turn unclean, due to decay from silty stream water, Dr Petrovich says
Sinai 351 speaks of a Nile and how it had distended to over twice a normal turn of overflow after a year had changed. This inauspicious eventuality caused a cultic shrines and a watering troughs to turn unclean, due to decay from silty stream water, Dr Petrovich says

Sinai 351 speaks of a Nile and how it had distended to over twice a normal turn of overflow after a year had changed. This inauspicious eventuality caused a cultic shrines and a watering troughs to turn unclean, due to decay from silty stream water, Dr Petrovich says

A print of Sinai 361, located in a Cairo Museum. This print contains a name Moses (M-Sh, a dual fullest letters on a smaller bit of a inscription) during a bottom of a initial straight column
A print of Sinai 361, located in a Cairo Museum. This print contains a name Moses (M-Sh, a dual fullest letters on a smaller bit of a inscription) during a bottom of a initial straight column

A print of Sinai 361, located in a Cairo Museum. This print contains a name Moses (M-Sh, a dual fullest letters on a smaller bit of a inscription) during a bottom of a initial straight column

An electronic sketch of Sinai 361, that includes a subdivision of difference and marker of proto-consonantal letters with biblical or complicated Hebrew letters subsequent to them. Dr Petrovich's interpretation of Sinai 361 is: 'Our firm slavery had lingered. Moses afterwards annoyed astonishment. It is a year of astonishment, given of a Lady.'
An electronic sketch of Sinai 361, that includes a subdivision of difference and marker of proto-consonantal letters with biblical or complicated Hebrew letters subsequent to them. Dr Petrovich's interpretation of Sinai 361 is: 'Our firm slavery had lingered. Moses afterwards annoyed astonishment. It is a year of astonishment, given of a Lady.'

An electronic sketch of Sinai 361, that includes a subdivision of difference and marker of proto-consonantal letters with biblical or complicated Hebrew letters subsequent to them. Dr Petrovich’s interpretation of Sinai 361 is: ‘Our firm slavery had lingered. Moses afterwards annoyed astonishment. It is a year of astonishment, given of a Lady.’

WHO WERE MOSES, ASENATH AND AHISAMACH?

Artist's sense of Moses, who led a Exodus of a Israelites out of Egypt and opposite a Red Sea
Artist's sense of Moses, who led a Exodus of a Israelites out of Egypt and opposite a Red Sea

Artist’s sense of Moses, who led a Exodus of a Israelites out of Egypt and opposite a Red Sea

Looking during Sinai 115 other inscriptions found in Egypt, Dr Petronich came opposite a series of clearly Hebrew words.

These difference enclosed a fixing of 3 total mentioned in a Hebrew Bible : Asenath, Ahisamach and Moses.

Asenath was a mom of Joseph. 

Ahisamach, was a father of Aholiab according to Exodus 31:6, Exodus 35:34, and Exodus 38:23, and his name was mentioned on Sinai 375a.

Moses, who led a Exodus of a Israelites out of Egypt and opposite a Red Sea, according to a Bible, was mentioned on Sinai 361.

‘I trust many people accept that, during a 1st millennium BC, Egyptian hieroglyphic signs were blending to emanate an alphabet for essay a Meroitic denunciation of East Africa, so a probability of creation such instrumentation is not in doubt,’ Dr William Manley, from a University of Glasgow, told MailOnline.

The initial argumentative partial of his speculation is a dates Dr Petrovich uses for when Israelites were in Egypt.

He goes by Bible dates suggesting a Israelites stayed in Egypt for 430 years, as available in Exodus 12:40-41, that is a homogeneous of 1876 to 1446 BC.

But some contend these Biblical dates are unreliable.

Dr Petrovich, however, argues a Hebrews who combined a alphabet can be identified as Joseph’s sons Ephraim and Manasseh, from a Hebrew Bible. 

‘Two of these total were innate and lifted in Egypt, with a father who was 2nd in authority in all of Egypt, behind usually a Egyptian aristocrat himself,’ Mr Petrovich told MailOnline.

‘Their mom was an Egyptian priestess of no tiny significance.

‘It can and should be extrapolated that they were lifted to learn hieroglyphic Egyptian writing.

‘It is these dual total who were obliged for converting 22 hieroglyphic signs into a world’s initial alphabet.’

Dr Petrovich deciphered 16 Hebrew letters from ancient Egyptian tablets. He says Israelites in Egypt incited hieroglyphs into letters over 3,800 years ago. But a speculation is argumentative as some historians brawl a Israelites' participation in Egypt. Stock image
Dr Petrovich deciphered 16 Hebrew letters from ancient Egyptian tablets. He says Israelites in Egypt incited hieroglyphs into letters over 3,800 years ago. But a speculation is argumentative as some historians brawl a Israelites' participation in Egypt. Stock image

Dr Petrovich deciphered 16 Hebrew letters from ancient Egyptian tablets. He says Israelites in Egypt incited hieroglyphs into letters over 3,800 years ago. But a speculation is argumentative as some historians brawl a Israelites’ participation in Egypt. Stock image

NOT EVERYONE AGREES 

The initial argumentative partial of his speculation is a dates Dr Petrovich uses for when Israelites were in Egypt.

He goes by Bible dates suggesting a Israelites stayed in Egypt for 430 years, as available in Exodus 12:40-41, that is a homogeneous of 1876 to 1446 BC.

But some contend these Biblical dates are unreliable.

Professor Thomas Schneider, from a University of British Columbia, wrote a blog post surveying his issues with a due idea.

He says: ‘As partial of Douglas Petrovich’s offer that a Early Alphabetic Inscriptions are Hebrew, he has due to review a word in one of a Egyptian inscriptions from Serabit el-Khadem as a word for “Hebrew.”

‘This, however, is usually not correct.’

Professor Schneider adds that a scold reading is in dual lines while Dr Petrovich combines them into one.

This is not a initial time an archaeologist has claimed Hebrew was a initial alphabet – in a 1920s a German academician named Hubert Grimme identified some of a inscriptions as Hebrew.

‘Unfortunately for him, not adequate was famous about a proto-consonantal alphabet for him to be certain in his marker of all of a letters in a alphabet, and he was false on some of his identifications,’ Dr Petrovich says.

Because of his improper identifications, his work was discharged by historians.

But Dr Petrovich hopes his speculation will be met with a improved reaction.

‘With Grimme’s occasional wrong choice of minute and his mis-drawing of pictographs, he mostly done furious identifications of difference and meanings of finish inscriptions,’ Dr Petrovich said.

‘This led to erudite gibe and, some-more or less, his being ostracised by a academy. 

‘They will try to do a same to me. Rest positive of that.’ 

Other researchers have already challenged a theory.

Professor Thomas Schneider, from a University of British Columbia, wrote a blog post surveying his issues with a due idea.

He says: ‘as partial of Douglas Petrovich’s offer that a Early Alphabetic Inscriptions are Hebrew, he has due to review a word in one of a Egyptian inscriptions from Serabit el-Khadem as a word for “Hebrew.”

‘This, however, is usually not correct.’

Professor Schneider lists other reasons because he thinks Dr Petrovich is incorrect, including that a scold reading is in dual lines while Dr Petrovich combines them into one. 

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