Today’s pop quiz brings together two things I deeply love: rare old languages and religious texts.
This one is a matching exercise! Match the following languages to the religions whose sacred texts are written in them (in the original).
Note: some languages will repeat.
A) Arabic, B) Avestan, C) Babylonian Aramaic, D) Greek, E) Hebrew, F) (Old) Japanese, G) Sanskrit
Extra credit: Who is this guy standing on the right?
Answers: 1. F) (Old) Japanese, 2. B) Avestan, 3. A) Arabic, 4. G) Sanskrit,
5. D) Greek (and, yes, technically, also Hebrew), 6. G) Sanskrit (among others!), 7. A) Arabic, 8. E) Hebrew and also C) Babylonian Aramaic,
9. G) Sanskrit
Extra credit: Thoth! The ancient Egyptian ibis-headed scribe-god, who brought writing to humanity. Thanks, Thoth!