What’s the oldest alphabet in the world? If you Google that question, the answer suggested is… Phoenician. But Dr. Douglas Petrovitch says…not so. He offers amazing evidence that Hebrew is the oldest alphabet in the world. Why should that matter to you? There are lots of important reasons and we’ll explore them together this week on The Land and the Book.
Dr. Douglas Petrovitch is a professor, scholar and adventurer. His groundbreaking research on the reading of inscriptions of the earliest alphabetic script led to the publication of his book, The World’s Oldest Alphabet: Hebrew as the Language of the Proto-Consonantal Script. He is a contributor to Associates for Biblical Research.
Jon Gauger has been with Moody Radio nearly three decades and works with special projects. In addition to being the announcer for Moody Presents which features sermons by the Presidents of Moody, Jon is hosting and producing The Land and the Book. He writes and produces a weekly commentary, creates special documentaries, and has traveled to 30 countries covering stories for Moody Radio, or doing training work with international broadcasting partners. Jon is married to Diana, and they have two grown children-all of whom are Moody graduates. An avid photographer, videographer and reader, Jon also enjoys camping and freelance voice-over work, including audiobook projects.
Does the Middle East seem like a complex tapestry of people and events—difficult to understand? For a uniquely biblical perspective, join Dr. Charlie Dyer, Jon Gauger and Dr. Jim Coakley for The Land and the Book. Every week this gifted team brings you terrific stories of God at work as they explore biblical, archaeological and prophetic events. Great guests, intriguing listener questions and more!