Written languages are nothing more than symbols on a page to confer some thoughts or ideas. Oral language, written numbers, and written symbols existed before written languages. Most of the world’s ancient languages began to take shape about 3,000-1,500 BCE, about 5,000 years ago. The Semitic languages developed in Egypt from about 1,800 to 1,300 BCE. Thus, the Hebrew of the Bible would have been practically the only written sources. The Greek language also stems from about the same time around 1,500 BCE.