It was a good plan but unfortunately, some words don't translate well. Let's hope they don't perish.
I am a big Wes Anderson geek and here is a commercial spot for Stella Artois fancy beer that he directed with Roman Coppola of the famous Coppala clan consisting of Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia Coppola, Nicholas Cage, Jason Schwartzman and Ned. Just Ned. Like Madonna.
He should just speak Hebrew. I'd assume the gods of the time would understand it because of the slaves. (Much like in The Mummy) And I'd assume he speaks the language as well. I dunno, I could be wrong.