A leading archaeologist has made a discovery of biblical proportions that he and other experts say could rewrite history as we know it.
Dr. Douglas Petrovich has spent the past several years studying Egyptian hieroglyphics and their connection to the Hebrew language.
After countless hours of painstaking work, Petrovich has now determined that the ancient Israelites transformed hieroglyphics into the first 22-letter Hebrew alphabet.
That would make Hebrew the oldest known language in use today.
Petrovich has been able to use what he calls “Hebrew 1.0” to successfully translate 18 ancient Egyptian stone slabs.
And he has found numerous references to important Israelite figures like Joseph and Moses.
His theory is that the Israelites, who lived in Egypt for 434 years, developed the alphabet in order to communicate across long distances. Naturally, they based this communication on the readily available and widely understood hieroglyphics.
Petrovich said of his find:
“My discoveries are so controversial because if correct, they will rewrite the history books and undermine much of the assumptions and misconceptions about the ancient Hebrew people and the Bible that have become commonly accepted in the scholarly world and taught as factual in the world’s leading universities.”
Back in the 1920s, imminent German scholar Hubert Grimme had a similar theory about Hebrew being the oldest alphabet in the world. But there were not enough archaeological discoveries at the time for him to prove as much.
“Petrovich’s translation along with his connecting the texts to the Bible are a very exciting discovery,” said Roni Segal of the Israel Institute of Biblical Studies.