WHY WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK
The Jewish civilization began in the Bronze Age, then moved into the Iron Age, mastered the alphabet before all other civilizations, and since then we have been a people of the book.
According to the professors of the Tel Aviv School, the ancestors of the Jews have long lived in Canaan. If this is correct, then they used the proto-Canaanite alphabet. This is the 18th century BC.
But even if part of the ancestors of the Jews came from Egypt, they came to Egypt from Canaan, and then returned back. This applies to both the Hyksos and Moses.
And the Sinai inscriptions mention the Canaanite goddess Baalat. These are also our inscriptions of the 15th-17th centuries BC.
The Ugaritic cuneiform alphabet was used from the 14th to the 12th century BC. Presumably, the Ugaritians displayed the previous Proto-Sinaitic writing with the help of cuneiform characters, which greatly changed their form.
Judging by the shape of the signs, the Phoenician alphabet also came from the proto-Sinaitic. In turn, the shape of the signs of the proto-Sinaitic alphabet is considered a derivative of the Egyptian hieroglyphic signs.
It is impossible not to notice that the time and place of origin and movement in space of the alphabetic writing system exactly repeat the movements of the Jews in time and space.
It is no coincidence that the Jews became the first people of mass literacy, the people of the Book.