The two languages which exist today, which existed as far as back as about 2,000 BC, which still can be associated with a specific group of people are the Hebrew and Greek languages. While there exist other languages which go way back, none really are as old as either of Hebrew (at least 10th Century BC) or Greek (13th Century BC). These ancient languages include Aramaic (dated about 2nd Century BC)— which if associated with Ishmael must be younger than the Hebrew language, the language of Ishmael’s father, Abraham; Latin (dated about 6th Century BC), which is not as old as the Greek Language; and Arabic languages, which are split-offs of Aramaic. While the Chinese language has been around for quite a while, the form in which it exists today is much younger than the aggregate history of Chinese culture. The wedge between ages of Chinese culture and current form of Chinese language exists because China is an amalgamation of many different sub-cultures, amalgamation which occurred over a long period of time, with the outcome that the resulting uniform language is much younger than history of the ‘China’ region. While the Syriac language is dated about as old as either of Greek or Hebrew (11th Century), it no longer is actively spoken, as such not associated with a specific group of people.
Consider this fact then, which is, all of the groups of people in the Old Testament whom the God of the Bible predicted would not survive have, consistent with assertions in the Bible, not survived. The group of people God predicted would survive intact — Jews — and the group of people responsible for the language of the New Testament — Greeks — have, however, survived to this day.
Can we ascribe this historical outcome to coincidence and chance? Must it not be more rational to believe that the God of the Bible, Father of Jesus Christ is the Creator God, Father of us all?
A book must be judged by its claims. Based on the claims of the Bible and the historical outcomes, the Bible passes an important litmus test of validity and credibility.