Perry is there a connection between Arabic and Hebrew other than the fact that both are semetic languages?
Isn't that enough of a connection to have so many similar roots?
Many words are similar (and numbers too). Cheese, child, I, we, and many other words are very similar. One interesting exception; the Arabic word for meat
is actually similar to the Hebrew word for bread
I am not enough of a philologist to do more than point out the coincidences, as they occur to me. So if you do not mind my lack of bona fide expertise, I am always willing to share those with you as they come up.