Fwd: The Origins Solution

From: Glenn Morton (glenn.morton@btinternet.com)
Date: Sat Oct 20 2001 - 23:18:30 EDT

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    Dick Fischer asked
    << And
     what language did the Assyrians speak? Was it not Hebrew? >>

    Paul replied:
    "Yes, it was not Hebrew. "

    They spoke Akkadian or Assyrian which is related to Hebrew like Russian is
    related to English, but it wasn't the same language. The encyclopedia
    Britannica on the web writes:

    " Assyrian language"

    "also spelled Accadian, also called Assyro-babylonian, extinct Semitic
    language of the Northern Peripheral group, spoken in Mesopotamia from the
    3rd to the 1st millennium BC.

    Akkadian spread across an area extending from the Mediterranean Sea to the
    Persian Gulf during the time of Sargon (Akkadian Sharrum-kin) of the Akkad
    dynasty, who reigned from about 2334 to about 2279 BC. By about 2000
    Akkadian had supplanted Sumerian as the spoken language…"

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