The Book of Origins: F.A.Q.
Just a few points we thought may help the reader understand what is the purpose of compiling The Book of Origins and introduce some of the topics that will be discussed as well as concepts guidelines that will govern our work over the next few years:
What is The Book of Origins?
The Book of Origins is a cultural project that aims at unveiling some of the most ancient secrets of human life, culture and civilisation since pre-historic times. Volume I of The Book of Origins was launched in London in November 2010. Some of secrets revealed in that volume include the Origin of the Arabic numerals and the Arabic numeral system, the origin of some of the letters used in ancient alphabets, numeration, weights, measurements, litigation and money. Extensive original research was used to compile Volume I but our most important unlocking key is the analysis of the bi-consonantal roots of Ancient Arabian.
More on the remaining three volumes of The Book of Origins here
What is ‘Ancient Arabian’?
‘Ancient Arabian’ is an ancient tongue spoken by inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula since pre-historic times. We can rule out at this stage of research that some of the lexicon of that ancient language was developed in Africa long before its speakers crossed the southern end of the Red Sea to Arabia. It would be foolish to assume that those early immigrants spoke no language at all before they settled in Arabia. Many of the animals in the vocabulary of Ancient Arabian can be found in Arabia as well as in Africa, and the many varieties of snakes in Ancient Arabia are common in Africa.
At a certain stage of its development Ancient Arabian became a combination of two languages: the southern language spoken in what is known today as Yemen and Oman, and the northern language spoken in Hijaz and parts of the empty quarter. The northern language is the older of the two languages. Words such as ‘ap, pa’, ‘om, ma’, ‘ta’, ‘thall’ appear to be the origin of ‘ma, mama’, ‘papa’, ‘two’, ‘tre’ (three) used in many languages with certain variations.
Is Ancient Arabian the same as ‘Arabic’?
The word ‘Arab’ is tri-consonantal and therefore a relatively recent coinage compared to bi-consonantal roots many of which date to the hunting and gathering era. Prior to the middle of the Agricultural era the inhabitants of Arabia did not identify themselves as ‘Arabs’ so we cannot describe their tongue as ‘Arabic’. The term “Arabian’ is used to identify people living in what later became knows as the ‘Arabian Peninsula’.
However, modern Arabic (and by that we mean the Arabic since Islam) is built on the ancient bi-consonantal and not on tri-consonantal roots hence it could be said that modern Arabic is the closest daughter to its Ancient Arabian linguistic mother.
Let’s repeat again that we feel more comfortable in calling the Ancient tongue ‘Arabian’ not ‘Arabic’.
Is Ancient Arabian the same as ‘Protosemitic’?
No, it is not.
We have to understand that many aspects of the religions we know today are derived from much older beliefs that existed in central and southern Arabia then spread to Egypt and other areas. However, religions are a relatively new introduction. One of the vital important points we will tire from repeating in The Book of Origins is that human beings used single full vowel or a consonant and semi-vowel to express things that were important before they upgraded to bi-consonantal and then to tri-consonantal words thousands of years later. All religious books are full of words and names that consist of four or more consonants let alone a name like ‘Nebuchadnezzar’. That does not mean that the name of the gentleman just mentioned did not exist – it did but it is not a name but a description made of three different parts: ‘nab’ (prophet or prominent), ‘khaz’ (took or claimed), ‘nassr’ (victory). The oldest names should consist of no more than two consonants such as ‘yam’ (the later Yemen), ‘mak’ (the later Mecca), ‘sham’ (Sham or the Greater Syria).
Finding tri-consonantal words in Ancient Arabian, let alone four or five consonants, is as astounding as finding an Apple’s IPod in a newly-discovered tomb of a forgotten Pharaoh. Those anxious to claim ancient antiquity should be prepared to produce a list of about 500 bi-consonantals or prove to us that man has invented the number ‘million’ before he invented the number ‘one’.
To sum up let’s say that we are aware of the German term ‘Ursemitisch’ and its more updated counterpart of ”Protosemitic’ but neither is suitable to describe Ancient Arabian. It looks to us as if we are calling classical Latin ‘Italian’. Ancient Arabian is ‘Ancient Arabian’ and the proof is in modern Arabic. It was called ‘The First Tongue’ by an Arab classical historian. It may be.
In volume I of The Book of Origins why are the foundations of Arab Civilisation qualified as ‘natural’?
It would be elementary to conclude that the early human beings were much closer to nature than we are today. It follows that nature was not just the source of food but the great mentor of our ancestors. It further follows that the language of our ancient ancestors was a mixture of sounds they heard from animals around them and description of natural things that existed in their environment. Only at a much later stage did they begin to develop special sounds used in words to describe new things or ideas.
Let’s have a couple of examples:
The bi-consonantal Ancient Arabian word for birds’ nest is ‘Aash’ (the ‘aa’ is a unique sound used for names like ‘Ali’). Our ancient ancestors observed this birds’ nest and found that it is a place for cohabitation, so to describe co-habitation they added the letter ‘r’ to ‘aash’ and coined a word that means ‘to cohabitate’ or ‘live together’. They also noted that little birds eat what their mums bring them so they added a different third letter and produced a word that means ‘bread’. They noticed as well that a nest is home for a number of birds so they coined another word that means ‘a tribe’. To naturally crown it all, they noticed that the nest looks like a lady’s private so they applied the name ‘nest’ to the private part of women.
The bi-consonantal word for penis in Ancient Arabian is ‘zib’. The bi-consonantal word for a ‘tit’ is the reverse of ‘zib’, i.e. ‘biz’. Why is it so? Because our ancient ancestors noticed the similarity in the general appearance between the penis and the tit not just in the nature of the skin but also because both have slits in them and both produce milk or the other stuff that may look like milk once sufficiently agitated. To crown it all, when our ancestors mastered the art of drying grapes they called the raisins ‘zbeeb’ (clearly derived from zib’. Why so? Because the skin of raisins look like the skin of the male productive tool, i.e. penis. Let’s crown it further and add that one image of describing the setting sun is to say ‘zabbat al shamas’ (the sun is disappearing or setting down). What has the setting sun to do with the penis? Because the penis tends to ‘disappear’ or ‘set down’ under the hair surrounding it.
Stay tuned for hundreds of similar examples to follow.
Is there an agenda behind The Book of Origins like re-writing the history of our most ancient civilization?
Yes, most definitely.
The reasons? Our history in general is false because it is emptied of its natural origins and stuffed instead with exhumed narratives spun by ambitious and vengeful minds. It is when one looks at the roots of Ancient Arabic that one discovers how close our ancestors were to nature – their ultimate mum. Because human beings are basically dreamers, we find ourselves in a confusing situation. In most cases where reality was confronted with legends we find that legends have won, and in most cases where legends were confronted with myths, we find that the myths have won.
When one analyses the roots of Ancient Arabian one finds himself face to face with the astonishing fears and dangers they faced not just on a daily basis but on a minute to minute base. That we are here today is nothing short of a myth but the myth of our existence is reality. For someone to attribute the phenomenal achievements of man to some unknown being or power is pure self-negation. Leafing through the ancient records embodied in tiny linguistic roots one would soon realize that fate is not written but made. For that reason it is vital that those records should be unveiled to show how determined and clever were our ancient ancestors. It is little noticed nowadays, but their proved achievement is us. Let’s thank them by unveiling their true history.
How can you claim that the civilization of Arabia is the most ancient when Greek scholars say the Quoran has 17 words of Greek origin?
There are zilch Greek words in the Quoran or in Arabic for that matter let alone Ancient Arabian. Many words claimed by Orientalist on behalf of the Greek are pure Arabian with bi-consonantal roots to prove. We are not talking about words such as ‘paradise’ and ‘Satan’ but about words that the Greek may be shocked to know are not Greek at all but Arabian. One is ‘drachma’ the Arabian ‘ Dir ham” which means the ‘important dust’ because silver was used as dust before it was made into coins. It was a secret during the dominance of the Orientalist but secret no more that the Greek got their alphabet from the Canaanites (Phoenicians), and so is the very name of ‘Europe’ (Europa). The famous Canaanite alphabet was developed in Najd (Central Arabia) by six gentlemen, three from the famous tribe of Jadees and three from the very famous tribe of Tassam who became known as Canaanites (Phoenicians).
The Greek ‘xiphos’ (sword) is the Arabian ‘saif’. We have the bi-consonantal root to prove its origin and it even tells us how swords used to be made. We have found hundreds of words of Arabian origin. These include ‘jacket’ (yaqa – jaqa), ‘angel’, ‘technology’, ‘Hermes’, ‘makar’, ‘abax’, ‘fulk’, ‘antimony’, ‘captain’, ‘kilo’, ‘mile’, ‘arsenale’ to name but a few.
Let’s also add to the invention of the alphabet the invention of the Arabic numeral system. You see, Arabians are the most ancient traders, and traders need advanced scripts both for writing and calculating.
Is it true that you entertained going into hiding following the publication of volume IV of The Book of Origins which discusses the origin of religions?
Absolutely. I even said that in the course of one-hour-long interview with Al Hiwar TV in November 2010. However, that may not be necessary. Contrary to what we are told in known narratives, man has discovered God when he was searching for a cure to his pains but not death. Our ancestors did not care about a natural process like death. They even did not bury their dead. Let’s add quickly, without going into hiding, that Arabians did not have a word that means ‘death’. In modern Arabic there is a word that is thought to mean death (mout) but it has no bi-consonantal root. The bi-consonantal root that means ‘death’ but only figuratively is ‘mat’. This word, in turn, is a variation of ‘mad’ which means, among other things, a piece of rope. You see, ancient Arabians thought of life as a length of rope at the end of which is the life of a human being. A human being may go near and far but his life will stop once the piece of rope is pulled back.
It was only when we realized that there isn’t a bi-consonantal root for ‘death’ that we began to understand why ancient dead people were entombed in rooms underground or in pyramids. Like today, some people following an accident went into a long coma that lasted several years but they were not dead. Some people ate plants that made them unconscious for weeks, and it is known that some species of scorpions in Libya can cause a coma that may last a month. Now, if you ask yourself why incense and Olibanum (Frankincense) constituted the most precious trade commodities for thousands of years, you may discover the answer in what we’ve just said. They needed to drown the stench of the unburied dead.
The ancient Egyptians were not stupid to leave food with the entombed bodies. They simply didn’t know when the entombed fellow may suddenly wake up and feel peckish. Nor did the ancient Egyptians built pyramids for their Pharaohs – they were to glorify God. The word ‘pyramid’ in Arabic also means God: the oldest, the most ancient.