Skip to comments.Did Moses Use Heiroglyphs Or A Proto-Sinaitic Heiroglyphic System When Etching the Second Set Of The 10 Commandments In Stone?
Posted on 07/22/2020 3:57:07 AM PDT by Its All Over Except ...
I never paid any attention to it before, but when looking in the reference section of an old Bible, I noticed a picture of Moses holding the 10 Commandments and on them was Masoretic Text which was not in existence in Moses' time.
Moses smashed the first set that God etched in Exodus 31:8 and chiseled out the second set.
The language during Moses' time would not have been Masoretic Text with its diacritic markings, nor its predecessor, Aramaic Hebrew, nor its predecessor, Paleo Hebrew. Paleo Hebrew though would have been in use during the time of the Davidic Kingdom and a few centuries before that owing to the Gezer Calendar, Silver Scroll, and other artifacts from the time period of the 10th to the 8th centuries BC that have been discovered having Paleo Hebrew inscribed upon them and hearkening back to a time just before them.
The Samaritan Pentateuchs origins stretch back to Paleo Hebrew, with the Dead Sea Scrolls containing scriptures written in it.
Moses was versed in all the knowledge of the Egyptians according to the Old Testament/Tanakh, and thus given he would not have etched MT to create the second set of 10 commandments, nor used Aramaic Hebrew, which was used by the Jews in Ezra's time before MT was used after Aramaic Hebrew, nor used Paleo/Proto Hebrew which was in use before Aramaic Hebrew, the only possibility would seem to be Proto-Sinaitic used by Moses to etch the second set.
Feel free to chime in! God bless.
He used an Apple iPad.
Started with the Microsoft surface but then he realized how satanic Bill gates is
Add to the discussion. Which language?
I was just joking. A little levity is always good in these stressful times. I read the article and it is fascinating. I would love to know any of those languages. I know the passion was in Aramaic. I know not nearly enough of the languages and the times to make even an educated guess.
There are a few folks on this board whose names come to mind who could probably do a pretty good job of making an educated guess
Your name came to mind as someone who might be able to put in some useful information on this thread..sunkenciv
LOL. I know, I was just trying to push another response out of you, but levity is good.
Anyway, reversing things, the picture I saw in the reference section finally sunk in. It could not have been Masoretic Text -— nor Aramaic Hebrew before it, nor Paleo Hebrew before that used to etch the second set.
So here I am...
Here’s hoping some on here can narrow it down before Paleo Hebrew.
Interesting. Look up Proto-Sinaitic in Wikipedia.
Aramaic was not a written language as I understand it. Thats why the NT or at least large or it was not written in aramaic
I am way out of my league with this conversation.
In fact I am going to poke around google just to catch up to the languages/texts you mention.
I do not even know which of these is a spoken language or written language or both.
I’ve looked it up there and several other places.
Given the time of Moses’ birth to death and the Sinaitic inscriptions that predate Paleo Hebrew, and that Paleo Hebrew was definitely in use from the 11th to 5th century B.C. it would have to be proto Sinaitic or some offshoot of the Egyptian hieroglyphic system.
One thing is for certain: the second set was not etched with Aramaic, Aramaic Hebrew or Masoretic Text with its diacritic markings.
Yeah, it’s like I said, it can’t be Aramaic, Aramauc Hebrew, or Masoretic Text. Those are ruled out.
Im more interested in what language the first set was written!
Then again, parts of Daniel are in Aramaic. But nevertheless, that time period of Aramaic in Daniel’s time down to Jesus’ time, and even Aramaic Hebrew in Ezra’s time with the MT that followed it, were all long after Moses’ time.
Unknown. It’s all assumptions and assertions on that.
I understand its unknown. But fascinating
You bet it is.
Very fascinating indeed.
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