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Our Ancestral Lingua Franca

Parsha Curiosities: Va'eira

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Our Ancestral Lingua Franca: Parsha Curiosities: Va'eira

A brief introduction about Moses’ first sermon (authored by G-d Himself!) – the language of its delivery and how the assembled would have understood it – takes a remarkable turn, segueing into mysterious language legends regarding the literary and spoken communication of our enslaved Hebrew ancestors. Peeling away layer after layer, we are introduced to remarkable communication codes that set us apart, despite the absence of unique national markings in ancient Egypt.

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