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  • Jennifer Bartlett

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    March 18, 2021 at 9:14 am

    Greetings, Dr. Petrovich,

    It’s a pleasure to see you here, sir. I enjoyed the material in the HFS course based on your book, The World’s Oldest Alphabet. You indicated that you have more evidence coming in your next book that points to an Israelite presence in Egypt in the 19th century. Could you please provide us with a small sampling of that evidence? And could you help us to understand how the Sinai inscriptions were dated? Also, while your theory about Manasseh as Hebeded is compelling, for the sake of playing the advocate, is it possible that Hebeded is the name of someone other than Manasseh, and if so, how would this affect the interpretation of this and related inscriptions? Is there any way the inscriptions could have been invented or placed by the Hyksos? Who do you think the Hyksos might be?

    On another note, perhaps Thomas Donlon, above, doesn’t have a dog in the fight, but was merely misinformed about the language Abraham brought with him to Canaan. Is there any reason to think that Hebrew was ever written in a cuneiform script? Is it possible that it was a modification of another Semitic language to accommodate the conceptual nature of the Hebrew alphabet (Aleph + Beit = Leader of the House = Father), or is that putting the cart before the horse? When does Aramaic appear, relative to Akkadian and Hebrew? Could it have been used to synthesize the Hebrew language?

    Thank you so much for your willingness to teach your research to others. I look forward to your gracious response.

    Jenni Bartlett