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.
The fear of God is life itself. If you fear Yahweh, you will always be secure and suffer no harm. Some people are so lazy they do not even feed themselves, but let her hands stay on the dish buried in their food. The simple can learn prudence. The intelligent can gain knowledge. Everything stems from the fear of Yahweh.