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  This website bears the name "Aleph to Taw." These are the first and last letters of the Proto Sinaitic alphabet which is the oldest currently known alphabet.

Proto-Sinaitic script (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Proto-Sinaitic, also referred to as Sinaitic, Proto-Canaanite, Old Canaanite, or Canaanite, is a term for both a Middle Bronze Age (Middle Kingdom) script attested in a small corpus of inscriptions found at Serabit el-Khadim in the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, and the reconstructed common ancestor of the Paleo-Hebrew, Phoenician and South Arabian scripts (and, by extension, of most historical and modern alphabets).

The Proto Sinaitic alphabet was chosen because the invention of the first alphabet was unquestionably a revolutionary event. Did this first alphabet happen by accident, design or as a result of an outside influence? That question may never be answered. In any case, it is what it is. A way for man to record his thoughts and achievements for the benefit of others and future generations i.e. it would not be necessary for each generation to reinvent the wheel. In other words, man had a means for fast development.

"Aleph to Taw" was chosen as a shorthand way of saying "from the beginning to the end." These stories cover events that occurred somewhere between the beginning and the end. Our chronicler is A.T.H.O.I.A. which is the acronym for "Anif, the historian of it all." A.T.H.O.I.A. is everywhere at all times. He seeks out and saves the most interesting stories. His stories are catologued and archived by the Histropedia Institute.

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