English Was Derived From The Ancient Hebrew

English Was Derived From The Ancient Hebrew

A COMMON OBJECTION RAISED AGAINST THE ANGLO-SAXON, GERMANIC, SCANDINAVIAN, CELTIC PEOPLES BEING ISRAEL is that they cannot possibly be Israelites because the Israelites always wrote from right to left, whereas we write form left to right. Thus Mr. George Goodman, in his pamphlet against Anglo-Israel Identity, states, it is impossible to conceive of a nation changing its method of writing in so radical a manner.

This objection is based upon an ignorance of actual facts as history provides at least two instances of nations having so changed their method of writing in this radical manner.

It is an acknowledged fact that the early Greeks wrote from right to left, but many years later they wrote form left to right as they still do today. At one period between the use of these two methods of writing they wrote alternately from right to left and left to right. This form of writing was known as Boustrophedon. The Encyclopedia Britannica, 14th Edition, Volume III, page 972, states:

Boustrophedon: A term descriptive of a peculiar form of writing common among the early Greeks. The direction of writing was alternately right to left and left to right in horizontal lines, or conversely, left to right and right to left. It was a transition between the earlier right to left writing and the later left to right style. The term was derived from two Greek words meaning ox and to turn, from the resemblance of the writing to the winding course taken by oxen in ploughing.