The origins of the Hebrew language

Hebrew is younger than Greek and Latin and on the same chronological level as German.

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Hebraica historica


The origins of Hebrew are to be considered under the aspects of critcism of prevailing history and chronology, as described by the author in

Manifesto of historical criticism, and The matrix of ancient history.

The most important pillars of historical criticism are the following:

In the author’s view, actual human society and culture has a chronological bottom mark of about 400 years before today.

The end of the "ancient" or "Roman" era is to be set about 300 years before today.

The origins of all the ancient and modern languages are to be set at the same time.

All geographical names of the Ancient world around the Mediterranean prove to be issued from the author’s so called Vesuvian – Trojan - Neapolitan complex of words and terms. There are no older names preserved.

The prevailing chronological system AC = ante Christum, and AD = anno Domini, seems to be invented around "1740".

The mass of written documents – both manuscripts and printed books – as found in libraries and archives, has a bottom mark of around 1750.

Before this date we only have some inscriptions in stone and metal.

The origins of the "medieval" and modern world lay in Western Europe. The Crusades and the exploration of the New World were initiated.

Up to the French Revolution (1789 ff.), and even further (around 1800, sometimes up to 1815) we have no reliable historical knowledge.

Up to this time, written tradition served purely as mythical and allegoric explanation of the newly installed civilization (Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and Modern Times).

Examples: The story of the Trojan war and the history of ancient Greeks and Romans.

The first written texts were the Bible, the Church fathers, the "antique" Greek and Roman authors and chronicles.

Even the new chronology ("44 AC", "1215 AD", "1776 AD", 666, etc.) had only symbolic and numerological value.

Before the reliable chronological and historical time, we can only retrace some events and developments vaguely – and this with lesser probability the further we try to look into the past.

The "classical" languages (Geek, Latin, and Hebrew) were constructed idioms, and never spoken. They served for sacred and commanding purposes.

The "classical" languages reached their perfection only with the introduction of written tradition.

The origins of Hebrew language under these aspects

It seems that the first written alphabet, as well as language, was Greek.

Latin was the second and most widespread language in the West.

Greek remained a prevailing language for inscriptions in the eastern Mediterranean world, as well as texts (i.e. the Church fathers) to resemble an eastern origin.

Hebrew was created in Western Europe, after Greek and Latin, and simultaneously with the rise of German language.

To prove this, you have to consider the following remarks (observations):

Hebrew was (substantially) followed the blueprint of Greek, as described by Joseph Yehuda: Hebrew is (masked) Greek.

Examples: The first four letters of Greek and Hebrew alphabet are similar:

Aleph – alpha, bet – beta, gimel – gamma, daleth - delta

Hebrew contains a lot of Latin words, so it must have been created under a strong influence of that language.

Examples of Latin words in Hebrew:

aetas – et, horribilis – Horeb, olim – olam, sextus – shishi, sinus - Sinai

Hebrew and German are intrinsically close. Both languages must have been developed simultaneously. More than half of the original German vocabulary and approximately a quarter of the geographical names in the German speaking regions are of Hebrew origin.

Examples of German words of Hebrew origins: Arbeit, Erz, Haus, heilig, Himmel, Schloss, schön, Zwang.

Examples of German names of Hebrew origin: Hamburg, Heidelberg, Hermann, Munich, etc.

It seems that the Late Roman Empire was predominantly German and tried to introduce, by force, the newly created Hebrew as a sacred and commanding language in the whole empire.

The attempt failed: The Roman speaking countries (Italy, France, Spain) in the West refused, as well as Northern Africa. These proceedings are known under the term migration of the peoples (Völkerwanderung: Franks, Goths, and Vandals).

In Britain, however, the attempt had a considerable success: Half of the English vocabulary is of German origin.

Examples: to break, bride, god, house, hut, mouse, ox, shame, swine

Hebrew seems to be created in Southwest Germany: Swabia, Alsatia, or even Helvetia.

The Swiss-German dialect (especially from Berne) has a very close resemblance to Hebrew in both spelling and vocabulary.

Note that both terms for this country are of Hebrew origin: Helvetia, Switzerland.

At a certain time, the interaction between German and Hebrew stopped. Both languages drifted apart and developed their own culture.

The Hebrew religion is a product of this linguistic separation. - The Jews were first Romans.

Hebrew, however, remained in high esteem in Christianity: The Old Testament is considered to be of Hebrew origin.

Question: Who wrote the texts of the Bible, and in which language: Latin, Hebrew or even German?

The transfer of the origin of Hebrew, and subsequently of Christian religion to the east, to Palestine, occurred only after the establishment of the Holy Roman Church in the West.

Example: PALESTINE is PALESTRINA, a former religious center in the hilly region east of Rome in Italy.