Meteoric iron fallen from the heavens, the word Bja in the ancient egyptian language, was highly prized, used to form religious objects of power such as crooks and flails for the rulers of Egypt, no doubt too for the Kushites to the south and east of Egypt, who were called the Beja, Medjay, or Medjayu, so named after Bja because they were a great source of that meteoric iron seen as having fallen from the gods to earth.
So it’s ironic (pun intended) that the wandering pastoral Bedouin nomads of the Horn of Africa and Egypt would be named after those very ancient metallurgists the kushitic Beja, etymologically linked to the word Bja, having called themselves the Bedaawye in archaic times, that word then transitioned by arabic and french influence to Bedouin.
And the Beja language today spoken by the Bedouins of Ethiopia (named after Ityopis a son of Kush) will actually be the key to deciphering the Meroitic hieroglyphs (once the experts decide to work this angle), the hieroglyphic language of Kush, those ancients of Meroe on the upper Nile having utilized the egyptian hieroglyphs to record their own language.
That biblical Kush (who was a son of Ham known as Khem in Egypt) had influence over much of the ancient world is born out with the Hindu Kush mountains of Afghanistan (the Kusht river flowing north from there) and Pakistan/India (the Arabian Sea’s gulf of Kutch his namesake too). And tying it all together is that the sankrit word Bija means seed or semen, and in Malaysia (and to Mexico?) Baja meaning iron, meteoric iron, the seed of the gods from heaven.
How could this word have dispersed so far and wide in the ancient world across the vast oceans necessitating that the ancients practiced sophisticated navigation techniques? The bronze age (which was the ice age) mariners precisley measured distances and directions across the ocean by the stars, by their predictably changing positions in the night sky according to the earth wobble rate, 72 years/degree, the basis for the vedic hindu yugas of time and the dimensions for the Great Pyramid of Egypt, see http://iceagecivilizations.com/articles/article02.htm, and the big picture of ancient history here http://genesisveracityfoundation.com.