Your friend, AncientA, the bearer of the evidence, is doubting its accuracy.the evidence has been presented to u by AncientA.. i didnt want to repeat that
Any reliable source would tell you that Armenia was the first Christian Kingdom. Your "considerations" are irrelevant.Depends on who the arabs really are. those i consider arabs were the first to convert to chrisitianity. period.
And many other factors. Look it up!tribalism?
It is not a wrong term man... The fact that you don't agree with it doesn't justify your proposals. How bout we change the whole naming of geographical regions around the world just because we don't like them then?First of all "arabian" peninsula is a wrong term considering that arabia was in jordan. for one thing the gulf of aqaba was referred to as the arab gulf or the lihyanite gulf, once again proving that arabs lived in southern levant not the "arabian" peninsula.
second: there is no ethnitciy called "arabian".. either u are an arab or u are not.
Most of Jordan is part of Arabia. Don't let resent colonial divisions fool you. Saudi Arabia lies in Arabia, theretofore, the Arabic language is native to Arabia. The southern parts of Arabia is another story.Yes... and since arabic was spoken in jordan, saudis are too arabized.
If you have spent some time reading what I've posted, you wouldn't have said that. I am offended.these two are religous communites not individual ethnicities.
Same as the above.again u mix religious communites with ethnic communities.
The borders between Arabia and the Levant is a grey region. I don't disagree with what you're saying.A saudi bedouin is exactly that... not an arab. the biggest bedouin tribe of saudi "arabia" is the yemenite tayy tribe.. and the yemenite spoke a whole other language than Safaitic which was spoken in the levant.
i am not saying that the entire levant was arab but that the majority of the arabs lived in the levant.
I mean... look at modern day Germany, is it 100% ethnically German? Of course not.the point is that the "arabian" peninsula was ethnically diverse and hence they were not arabs... modern provinces of saudi "arabia" such as Asir, Najran, and probably Hail too are almost exclusively yemenites. not arabs... additionally, the eastern province of saudi "arabia" are descended from the ancient dilmunites.
not even yathrib had an arab majority as that city was inhabited by jews and the yemenite banu khazaj.
The reason why Arabization is attributed to modern SA is that Arabization came along with Islam, which was created by ethnic Arabians who spoke Arabic, to the non-Arab regions along with its civilizational (and apparently ethnic) packages.
Good. I don't care if they originally came from North, South or East of Arabia as long as we agree that the original homeland of the Arabs is Arabia.the arabs of saudi "arabia" historically lived in what is now the regions of tabouk and al-jawf next to jordan (formerly known as nabataea)
Again, please go through the studies that I've posted.first of all why do u keep bringing up the lebanese? i have never mentioned them in this thread. So why are you? I guess u are a maronite who claims to be a 'phoenician', right? let me stop u right there... maronites came from northern syria far from phoenician realm.
besides lebanon had an arab kingdom: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iturea
Repeating a statement doesn't make it right.that be said: those very 'arab' bedouins were neither 'arabs' nor were they considered arabs. in syriac sources they are referred to as 'tayyoye' meaning the yemenite tayy tribe... i fail to see any arab here???
concerning the arabic language, i'm gonna say this for the very last time: arabic was not the major language of 'arabia' as it was in southern levant (nabataea).
for the millionth time arabia has nothing to do with saudia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_(etymology)
It is possible that I am the pope, too.the biggest bedouin tribe is the tayy tribe... it is possible that once they got arabized they considered themselves arabs.
Biji biji Arabyistan?this is not true at all.... they did not consider themselves arabs back then.. neither were they referred to as arabs... as i said: in syriac sources they were called 'tayyoye' (an yemenite tribe)..
did u know that just before the so-called 'arab' invasion.. the syriac speakers of kingdom of edessa were referred to as arabs by the persians (arabistan), by the greco-romans, by the armenians, and even they themselves called their kingdom beth arabaya: ARB?YIST?N ? Encyclopaedia Iranica
Thankfully the world consider them to be historians, but not you.i dont know if they were historians... all i know is that they were wrong concerning the arabs.
No, because ethnic Arabs are native to Arabia as we have both agreed.it also seems that the 'arabian' peninsula experienced ethnic arabization.