languages,according to those who keep up with such things,sprang from
three parent groups,Hamitic,Semitic and Aryan.Linguists tell us that
the oldest of the three language groups is the Egyptian Khem.It
originated in central or north eastern Africa where it was known as
Kham,or the Hebrew Ham.It was the ancient African word for black,and
denoted a black race.It became synonomous with "black land,"
due to the black rich soil deposited along the banks of the NileThe
annual flooding of the Nile made farming possible,which the Egyptian
economy was very much dependant on.At one time the name Khem
identified all of northern Africa,at which time Egypt was known as
Mitsr,the Biblical Mitzraim.It was still known by that name in the
15th century bce according to the Amarna letters as Rib-Addi the
ruler of Byblos wrote:
“Now I cannot enter the land of Mitsru ;
I am old and I suffer of a serious disease in my own flesh.”
It has become common among some historians to deny the black influence on Egypt,and to make the claim that the original Egyptians were not negroid,and thus disassociate Egypt from the rest of Africa.There is,however,no denying that the first people of Egypt were black.They were Khemites,as the Bible states,and as archeology shows.The skeletons and skulls of the Ancient Egyptians clearly reflect that they were a Negroid people with features very similar to those of modern Black Nubians and other people of the Upper Nile and of East Africa.The Egyptians had always used “ kmt” to refer to themselves,and was represented by charred wood.The parent language,once referred to as Hamitic-Semitic,is no longer accepted by linguists,who prefer to use Afro-asiatic.The Hamitic branch includes Berber,Cushitic,Chadic and Coptic.Evidence shows the first Egyptian were agriculterists,from Cush,who brought their knowledge of farming to the banks of the Nile river.Linguists have traced their journey from lower Africa into Egypt and north west Africa.At some point,splinter groups broke off from the Hamitic parent and began speaking a language that developed into Semitic.These apparantly spread across Arabia and into Mesopotamia.
The Sumerian Table of Nations
“Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta."
Once upon a time there was no snake, there was no scorpion,
There was no hyena, there was no lion,
There was no wild dog, no wolf,
There was no fear, no terror,
Man had no rival.
In those days, the lands of Subur (and) Hamazi,
Harmony-tongued Sumer, the great land of the decrees of princeship,
Uri, the land having all that is appropriate,
The land Martu, resting in security,
The whole universe, the people in unison
To Enlil in one tongue [spoke].
(Then) Enki, the lord of abundance (whose) commands are trustworthy,
The lord of wisdom, who understands the land,
The leader of the gods,
Endowed with wisdom, the lord of Eridu
Changed the speech in their mouths, [brought] contention into it,
Into the speech of man that (until then) had been one.”
Some claim the Semitic speaking people began to arrive in the middle east from Africa in the late Neolithic period,while others,including the Bible,claim that Proto-Afro-Asiatic,the more modern term for Hamitic,originated in the Middle East,and Semitic was the only branch to stay put.Proto-Semitic is assumed to have reached the Arabian Peninsula by approximately the 4th millennium BC,which seems to be evidence for,at least Semitic originating in the middle east.Anti-Semitism has become synonomous with a hatred for Jews,but the Jews,Hebrews and Israelites were not the only Semitic people.Most of the countries named in the Old Testament were Semitic,with the exceptions being Egypt and Hatti.The Egyptian language,however,developed from a largely Semitic influence.Historians do agree that the Semitic branch of the parent language developed in or near the middle east,and their evidence points to a migration that is surprisingly close to that given in the Bible.The Semites were given credit for most of the inventions and discoveries that catapulted the middle east into civilization.Those inventions originated in central and northern Mesopotamia.Contrary to many beliefs,the Semites did not “borrow” from the Egyptian,but Semitic customs and religious beliefs had an influence on Egyptian development.Many of those Semitic customs and language root words were also retained by the Aryans,who were a splinter group of the Semites.
The Aryans were decendents of Javan,and included the place names given in the Bible.Many of the Biblical names have been identified from non Biblical sources. They Originally came down from Armenia near ancient Urarta(Ararat) near the area believed to have been where the ark landed.That would be consistent with the Bible,which names one of the decendents of Noah as Javan,through His son,Japheth From the Iranian plateau,one group migrated to India and the other across northern Mesopotamia into Anatolia and eventually crossed the Mediterranean Sea to the Greek isles and Rome.That is more or less what the Bible claims,but does not give a date for the migrations.The Biblical chronological order indicates that migration began after the confusion of tongues,but doesn't specifically state that every Semite migrated out of Armenia.It's safe to say that not all did,taking into consideration the history of any people,which tells us that during any mass migration,some family groups remain behind and others make a decision to remain in some location along the route.It is apparent the Semites were no exception.Traces of them have been found from Armenia to Southern Mesopotamia and Anatolia.One of the most important discovery is the Ahora inscription.The idea that the Aryans immigrated from the Greek isles to Anatolia and eventually India is now outdated.The Yavanas of India are a racial group,but also a religious group.The name refers to the Greeks who adhere to the Abrahamic faith.Those Greeks came to India sometimes after Alexander the great arrived in India in the 4th century BCE.According to historical sources:
"The first known invaders of India were Aryans (also mentioned sometimes as Indo-Aryans).
It is believed that the Aryans arrived in north India somewhere from Iran and southern Russia at around 1500 B. C.
The Aryans are referred to in Indian history as fair skinned people who pushed the dark skinned Dravidians southward.
"It follows that the non-abrahamic religious (Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Shinto and so on) are idolators (according to Abrahamics),
not for having statues in their temples, but for worshipping or revering beings that are not YHVH.
Likewise, many Hindus have mutual feeling and have a similar term by calling such followers of the Abrahamic religions as yavanas and mlecchas.
These Aryans had been living in Iran and Armenia for a very long time before they invaded India.Being connected with Abraham,they are also connected with the Bible,suggesting that there must be some truth in the Biblical Table of Nations.The ancient Greeks never called themselves "Yavanas",or Aryans.It was always a name that has been connected to religious groups rather than a seperate nation.The Ionians migrated into Greece from Anatolia around 1,000 BCE,near the same time as the Dorians.Greek history,in fact,makes the same claim.Archaeologists and ethnographers believe that evidence points to migrations of the peoples who spoke Indo-European languages at the beginning of the Bronze age. Historians tell us the Aryans were the creators of Mycenean Culture.That would indicate that the Mycenae culture began in the near east rather that the Greek isles.They were not readily accepted into Greek society because of their relationship with the Persians.The Yavanas were not ancient Greeks,and the name Aryan did not originate with the Greeks.The prominent archaeologist J.P. Mallory has not only assembled the evidence for an origin north of the Black Sea, but has also assembled a compelling collection of evidence showing that Indo-European linguistic influences first appeared in Anatolia around the Bosporus, with the earliest Indo-European traces spreading steadily thence southward and eastward through Anatolia over the centuries, thousands of years after the region had adopted agriculture.The Germanic Gothic is an Indo-European language and Vandalic is closely related.There are no traces of any form of Aryan speech in central Europe or west of the Rhine prior to 1000 B.C., while we have some, though scant, evidence of non-Aryan languages.Vedic Sanskrit and Gathic Avestan decended from the common Proto-Indo-Iranian language,believed to have originated within the Indus Valley Civilization.I'm sure the Aryan brotherhood will not be happy to learn they are more closely related to the Semites,the Iranians and the people of India,than they are the Greeks or Germans,if they can rightly claim to be Aryans.Being Aryan is not a frame of mind,but it was apparantly a choice for those who don't want to be Semitic or Afro.Aryan is the youngest of the language groups,and if any particular group could lay claim to being a superior group,it certainly wouldn't be the Aryans.If Linguists continue making new discoveries,the brotherhood won't have anyone left to hate,without climbing their own family tree.