Has anyone tried to translate the Torah back into Proto-Sinatic script?

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John T
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Has anyone tried to translate the Torah back into Proto-Sinatic script?

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The Torah (Pentateuch) makes several references that Moses could write. Exodus 17:14, Numbers 33:1-2, Deuteronomy 31:9. But what language did Moses write in? Certainly not modern Hebrew.

At the time of Moses, the standard written language in the Levant was Proto-Sinatic c. 1750 BCE. which was an improved picture form of Egyptian hieroglyphs. It was not until several hundreds years after Moses (1,000 BCE) that the land of Canaan changed to a stylized version of the alphabet called Paleo-Hebrew. Modern Hebrew did not come around for another 500 years after that.

The current Hebrew alphabet was not used at the time of Moses.

Has anyone tried to translate (interlinear) the Torah from modern Hebrew back into Proto-Sinatic script?

I think if someone did, they would quickly realize that the Torah was likely edited (even with good intentions) many times from the 1st edition to its current form.

Yet, the message as a whole remains the same.

https://youtu.be/3kGuN8WIGNc
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Re: Has anyone tried to translate the Torah back into Proto-Sinatic script?

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I know that scholars think that certain sections of the Pentateuch are older than others. Unlikely to have been 'written' per se. But the Song of the Sea is preserved from an archaic (oral) source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_of_t ... er%20women..
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