We are the future!
Many people, especially scientists, adhere to the theory that our number system was developed by the Arabs. This theory needs to be revised. The system of numbers from 0-9 was not developed by Arabs, but by Arameans. Because Arameans used their alphabet as early as 2500 years ago as a number sytem. Initially only as letters, which then became numbers.
As proof, dear readers, consider these two pictures:
The development of the number system suggests that Arabs adopted the number system from the Arameans and gladly spread it as their own invention.
The Aramean language has many remarkable characteristics, it was not only an easily understood language during the times of Assyrians and Babylonians, but its alphabet also simplified communication between the great empires of the time: Assyrians, Persians, Babylonians, Egyptians, and other empires of the Near East. The Aramean language and its script even spread to China and the Balkans. 3000 years ago, until the emergence of Islam, Aramean was the lingua franca in all of the Near East. Throughout Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, as well as Syria, Turkey, Irak and Iran, one and only one language was spoken: Aramean!
Aramean has many letters that can also serve as numbers, such as the letter „Beth“, on the picture Aramean number „2“.
The letter „Beth“ has several meanings in the Aramean language, it may signify „house“, but also „between/of“ or the number „two“. One example to illustrate this theory is the name „Mesopotamia“ or „Beth-Narin“ in Aramean. Mesopotamia is translated from Greek into German as „Zweistromland“ (land of two streams) or „Zwischen den zwei Flüssen“ (between two streams). Hence, „Beth“ means „between“ or „two“.
We implore our dear readers not to spread the theory any further that says that the number system came from the Arabs!
@ Lukas Beth Saliba