The Original Hebrew?
I know that in taking and defending a position – Truth is Treason – including this truth.
We have been lead to believe – trained to think of the block script we normally see as the much acclaimed, reverenced and respected ‘Original Hebrew’.
But; consider – Abraham was the first person ever to be called a “Hebrew” (Gen.14:13). The name ‘Hebrew’ comes from ‘eber’ which means to cross over. Abraham would not have known this Babylonian Block Script.
Noah (and family) was the man of both Genesis Earth ages; pre-Flood and post-Flood. Noah had a language. It was the one language spoken by the whole pre-Flood world.
This was the same one language spoken for 2+ centuries by the whole post-Flood world until Gen.11, when Yah ‘confused’ the languages. This original pre-Flood language (from Adam, used and taught by Yah) still remained in use as one of those languages.
Gen.12 identifies Abram/Abraham as having received a promise from YHWH, but he was to leave his father’s country (Gen 11:31) “from Ur of the Chaldees”.
There is a reason why Strong’s Concordance (the hard-copy volume) – has synonymous definitions listed as ‘Hebrew and Chaldee’. Although the implied connection is misleading. Strong’s matches the much later Babylonian/Jewish captivity block script known to only the 2.5 Tribes of the captivate House of Judah. This Babylonian/Jewish block script is erroneously called ‘Hebrew’ as if it were the original and correct ‘Hebrew’ (known as ‘paleo’) spoken and written by the Torah all 12 tribe House of Israel; hence; Moses, hence; ‘The Book of the Covenant’, hence; ‘The 10 Commandments’.
Abram/Abraham came “from Ur of the Chaldees”; ergo he spoke what was known as Chaldee – later to become known as ‘Hebrew’. This dubbed ‘Chaldean-Hebrew’ was likely the language of Noah and his son Shem (Gen.14:8-21/Jasher 16:8-12). For Shem a relative – who out-lived Abraham spoke an in common language.
Shem is called , “the father of all of the sons of Eber” (Gen 10:21); who all spoke and wrote in the same pre-Flood one language. From Shem the Hebrew descendants are called Semites, hence – Abraham.
This pre-Flood one language is one of the class of languages (post Babel Tower) called Semitic, because they were chiefly spoken among the descendants of Shem (Noah’s actual son also had firsthand knowledge of both pre & post flood one language worlds). Shem and the whole world speaking this same one language for centuries after the flood (pre Gen.11).
Consider these quotes – “When Abraham entered Canaan it is obvious that he found the language of its inhabitants closely allied to his own”. (Isaiah 19:18 calls it “the language of Canaan”).
“For the thousand years between Moses and the (House of Judah) Jewish-Babylonian exile the Hebrew language underwent little or no modification”.
“For a limited time thereafter, the use of paleo-Hebrew among Jews (especially the Dead Sea Scroll Essenes ) was retained only to write the Tetragrammaton, but soon (because of Roman annihilation) that custom was also abandoned”. – (parenthetical inclusions mine)
Even this more modern forced Babylonian exile script (Jewish writing) version of Hebrew was lost and had to be resurrected as a spoken language (aprox. the 1880’s foremostly by Mendele Mocher Sfarim).
This group used (chose to resurrect) the Babylonian script rather than Paleo – primarily because they had so many Babylonian script (Jewish writing) documents and almost none of the Paleo-Hebrew.
That is my point – Man / Pastors, Rabbis, Scholars, etc.- choose to revive, reform, resurrect not to the original but to some modern earlier point of assumed lesser error.
At the point of the 6th century Babylonian captivity – that forced alteration cannot be construed as natural language evolution. And that coupled with the pagan and non-scriptural additions – pagan names of days, pagan names of months, altered calender, change of priesthood, introduction of rabbis, etc. is a valid cause for concern and call to reassess – if only to be aware of this change and the impurities it brought.
Vocally there may have been similarities – Although new words and phrases would of had to of been employed (ie written) to accommodate the pagan names of days, months, etc. – Clearly the Heḇrew/Chaldee script is not the Babylonian/Jewish script.
Does the Bible make a distinction? Yes. – – – For noth’n? Not a chance!
“the Jews’ language” – 2Kgs.18:26; 28, Nem.13:24, Isa.36:11; 13
Consider this descenting quote – “all languages have endured some sort of metamorphosis through the ages…”
Answer – The forced captivity of the House of Judah and the forced blocked lettering taught by their Babylonian captors can by no means of a stretch of anyone’s imagination be considered a natural ‘metamorphosis’ progression.
Doubtless thru Noah and Shem this language of Adam and Yah – pre-Flood Paleo is what the Ex.12 Torah Israelites (all Israel including Moses not just the Jews) would have known.
This is the Original ‘Hebrew Roots’
We hear of the Greek, Egyptians, Phoenicians, Mesopotamians, Chaldeans and Shiner, etc. and think of them as so very original – so much before of what can be known. Think about it – What is it that can be before Noah’s Flood? Including Shem? Including their one Language? The language of Adam and Yah (Gen.3:8).
Consider this quote – A Midrash on the Migdal Bavel (Tower of Babel) teaches that at the end of time all people will once again speak one language, and that will be a purified form of the Hebrew tongue. There is also d’rash on the verse: “For then I will make the peoples pure of speech, so that they all invoke (YHWH) by name. And serve Him with one accord.” (Zeph 3:9) – that indicates the same thing.