You could—the letters are substantially the same (functionally speaking) as the modern Hebrew alphabet—but it is graphically less sophisticated than its derivatives, namely the Greek & Roman alphabets, and the Assyrian script which gave rise to the revised form of Hebrew from the Second Temple period onwards, known today as “Square Script”:Continue reading
Ancient Egyptian paid the price of being over-exclusive. Since the skill of writing (and reading) hieroglyphic, hieratic, and demotic writing was jealously guarded by a small, exclusive caste of scribes, once the Alexandrian and Roman conquests undermined the old Pharaonic regime and made Greek the new language and culture of the elite, that skill became largely redundant, and died out with the scribes.
The Jerusalem Talmud has a very telling line which says it all:
The names of the Hebrew/Phoenician alphabet were given by the ingenious Canaanite slave(s) who first invented them some time in the 1800s BCE, possibly inin Egypt:
Detail of an inscription on a rock face in Wadi El-Hol, Egypt (near the Valley of the Kings)
(My answer to this question at Quora.com)
No, but close: the name Abaddon (in Hebrew, אבדון, avaddon, from the root a-b-d, from which the words ibed = lose, avad = gone, and others are derived) was translated as Apollyon (Ἀπολλύων, “the Destroyer”) in the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible.
In either case, the Greek name is of native Greek provenance, not derived from Hebrew.