What does Hebrew Language mean in the Bible?

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Hebrew Language
The language of the Hebrew nation, and that in which the Old Testament is written, with the exception of a few portions in Chaldee. In the Old Testament it is only spoken of as "Jewish" (2 Kings 18:26,28 ; Isaiah 36:11,13 ; 2 Chronicles 32:18 ). This name is first used by the Jews in times subsequent to the close of the Old Testament. It is one of the class of languages called Semitic, because they were chiefly spoken among the descendants of Shem.
When Abraham entered Canaan it is obvious that he found the language of its inhabitants closely allied to his own. (Isaiah 19:18 ) calls it "the language of Canaan." Whether this language, as seen in the earliest books of the Old Testament, was the very dialect which Abraham brought with him into Canaan, or whether it was the common tongue of the Canaanitish nations which he only adopted, is uncertain; probably the latter opinion is the correct one. For the thousand years between Moses and the Babylonian exile the Hebrew language underwent little or no modification. It preserves all through a remarkable uniformity of structure. From the first it appears in its full maturity of development. But through intercourse with Damascus, Assyria, and Babylon, from the time of David, and more particularly from the period of the Exile, it comes under the influence of the Aramaic idiom, and this is seen in the writings which date from this period. It was never spoken in its purity by the Jews after their return from Babylon. They now spoke Hebrew with a large admixture of Aramaic or Chaldee, which latterly became the predominant element in the national language.
The Hebrew of the Old Testament has only about six thousand words, all derived from about five hundred roots. Hence the same word has sometimes a great variety of meanings. So long as it was a living language, and for ages after, only the consonants of the words were written. This also has been a source of difficulty in interpreting certain words, for the meaning varies according to the vowels which may be supplied. The Hebrew is one of the oldest languages of which we have any knowledge. It is essentially identical with the Phoenician language. (See MOABITE STONE .) The Semitic languages, to which class the Hebrew and Phoenician belonged, were spoken over a very wide area: in Babylonia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine and Arabia, in all the countries from the Mediterranean to the borders of Assyria, and from the mountains of Armenia to the Indian Ocean. The rounded form of the letters, as seen in the Moabite stone, was probably that in which the ancient Hebrew was written down to the time of the Exile, when the present square or Chaldean form was adopted.
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Hebrew Language
Called "the language of Canaan" (Isaiah 19:18), as distinguished from that of Egypt; "the Jewish" as distinguished from Aramean (2 Kings 18:26; 2 Kings 18:28). (See HEBREW above.) Internal evidence also favors its Palestinian origin; as yam "the sea," in oldest documents used for the west. It is Semitic, as distinguished from the Indo-Germanic, Indo-European, Aryan, or Japhetic languages. The Semitic includes Aramaean or Chaldee and Syriac on the N.E., the Arabic on the S., the Ethiopic between the Hebrew and Arabic, the Hebrew, and kindred Phoenician or Canaanite. In Hebrew and the other Semitic languages gutturals preponderate. Consonants are not grouped round one vowel, yet a consonant always begins a syllable. The Semitic languages are less matured and polished, and more impulsive than deliberative. The roots have three letters. The conjugations of verbs are threefold:
1. Expressing intensity or repetition by a change within the root.
2. Reflexiveness or causation by addition to the root.
3. Passives by "u" or "a" in the first syllable. Modifications of the root idea are marked by changes within the root, not by additions. The a sound marks activity; the "e" and "o" sounds rest or passiveness. Intensity and repeated action are expressed by doubling the consonant. The neuter gender is unknown, because Semitic imagination endows with life every object in nature and makes it male or female. Mental qualities are represented by physical members: strength by the "hand" or "arm"; anger by the "nostril" (aph ); favor by the "shining face"; displeasure by the "falling of the countenance." Go, way, walk, course express spiritual motion. Tenses or times of verbs are twofold (not three as with us, past, present, future).
What the mind realizes is put in the past, even though it may be future; what the mind regards as about to be, or being, realized is put in the future; so that the future may be used of the historic past, and the preterite of the prophetic future. The vowels were not originally written; latterly they were put as points under the consonants, which are read from right to left. The particles are few; hence subtle reasonings cannot be expressed. The Greek is the language of philosophy; the Hebrew of imagination and intuition. The sentences are a succession of coordinate propositions, not of propositions molded by interdependence and mutual subordination into complete periods. The style is pictorial: "Behold!" is of frequent occurrence; and the process of doing, as well as the act, is stated, as "he arose and went," "he put forth his hand and took," "he lifted up his voice and wept."
Symbolical phrases are frequent: "incline the ear"; "stiffen the neck," i.e. to be perverse; "to uncover the ear," i.e. to reveal. Adam, Eve, Abel, etc., are pictorial names, possibly Hebrew equivalents for the original names. The fall has among its evil effects caused a severance between names and things. The Bible retains some of the original connection, all the ancient names being significant of things. The choice of essentially the same language as that of commercial Sidon and Tyre for the divine revelation was a providential arrangement for diffusing the knowledge of His law widely among the Gentiles. There may be a Hamitic element in Hebrew, considering that the Canaanites who spoke it when Abram entered Canaan were Hamites; even though they probably acquired it from earlier Semitic occupants of Canaan, they would infuse a Hamitic element themselves.
The vocabulary of the oldest Babel monuments is Hamitic. The Aramaic is decidedly Semitic, and was Abraham's original tongue. The Hamites and Nimrod took the lead in building Babel, which entailed the confusion of tongues; their tongue accordingly is found more confounded into endless varieties of dialect than the Semitic and Japhetic, whose dialects bear a nearer resemblance among themselves than the Turanian and other Hamitic dialects. As Hebrew sprang from the confusion of Babel, it cannot have been the language of Adam and the whole earth when there was but one speech; still, though an offshoot like the rest, it may retain most of the primitive type, a view which the Hebrew Bible names favor, though these be modified from the original form.
The Shemites and Japhetites have had a higher moral civilization, and so a purer language. The Hebrew terms for SIN; ATONEMENT; GOD; JEHOVAH , and many such theological ideas, must have conveyed to the Gentiles, wherever fragments of the Hob. revelation reached, many fruitful germs of divine truth. The sacred books of Moses gave a fixity to the language, so that no essential change of language is observable in the books of different ages until the Babylonian captivity; thenceforward Chaldee became largely mixed with Hebrew (See Nehemiah 8:8.)
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Hebrew Language
See ARAMAIC.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Hebrew Language
called also absolutely Hebrew, is the language spoken by the Hebrews, and in which all the books of the Old Testament are written; whence it is also called the holy or sacred language. It is said to have been preserved in the midst of the confusion at Babel, in the family of Heber, or Eber, who, as it is alleged, was not concerned in the building of Babel, and, consequently, did not share in the punishment inflicted on the actual transgressors. The Jews, in general, have been of opinion, that the Hebrew was the language of Heber's family, from whom Abraham sprung. On the other hand, it has been maintained that Heber's family, in the fourth generation after the dispersion, lived in Chaldea, where Abraham was born, Genesis 11:27-28 , and that there is no reason to think they used a different language from their neighbours around them. It appears, moreover, that the Chaldee, and not the Hebrew, was the language of Abraham's country, and of his kindred, Genesis 24:4 ; Genesis 31:46-47 ; and it is probable that Abraham's native language was Chaldee, and that the Hebrew was the language of the Canaanites, which Abraham and his posterity learned by travelling among them. It is surprising that this adoption of the Phenician language by the patriarchs should have escaped the notice of several intelligent readers of the Bible. Jacob and Laban, it is clear, by the names they gave to the cairn, or memorial of stones, spoke two different dialects; and it is nearly equally evident, that the language of Laban was the dialect of Ur of the Chaldees, the original speech of the Hebrew race. As the patriarchs disused the true Hebrew dialect, it is manifest that they had conformed to the speech of Canaan; and that this conformity was complete, is proved by the identity between all the remains of Canaanitish names. At the same time, it must be remarked, that the Phenician and the Chaldean were merely different dialects of the same primitive language which had been spoken by the first ancestors of mankind.
2. There is no work in all antiquity written in pure Hebrew, beside the books of the Old Testament; and even some parts of those are in Chaldee. The Hebrew appears to be the most ancient of all the languages in the world; at least it is so with regard to us, who know of no older. Dr. Sharpe adopts the opinion, that the Hebrew was the original language; not indeed that the Hebrew is the unvaried language of our first parents, but that it was the general language of men at the dispersion; and, however it might have been improved and altered from the first speech of our first parents, it was the original of all the languages, or almost all the languages, rather dialects, that have since arisen in the world. Arguments have also been deduced from the nature and genius of the Hebrew language, in order to prove that it was the original language, neither improved nor debased by foreign idioms. The words of which it is composed are short, and admit of very little flexion. The names of places are descriptive of their nature, situation, accidental circumstances, &c. The compounds are few, and inartificially conjoined; and it is less burdened with those artificial affixes which distinguish other cognate dialects, such as the Chaldean, Syrian, Arabian, Phenician, &c.
The period, from the age of Moses to that of David, has been considered the golden age of the Hebrew language, which declined in purity from that time to the reign of Hezekiah or Manasseh, having received several foreign words, particularly Aramean, from the commercial and political intercourse of the Jews and Israelites with the Assyrians and Babylonians. This period has been termed the silver age of the Hebrew language. In the interval between the reign of Hezekiah and the Babylonish captivity, the purity of the language was neglected, and so many foreign words were introduced into it, that this period has not ineptly been designated its iron age. During the seventy years' captivity, though it does not appear that the Hebrews entirely lost their native tongue, yet it underwent so considerable a change from their adoption of the vernacular languages of the countries where they had resided, that afterward, on their return from exile, they spoke a dialect of Chaldee mixed with Hebrew words. On this account it was, that, when the Scriptures were read, it was found necessary to interpret them to the people in the Chaldean language; as, when Ezra the scribe brought the book of the law of Moses before the congregation, the Levites are said to have caused the people to understand the law, because "they read in the book, in the law of God, distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading," Nehem. Genesis 8:8 . Some time after the return from the great captivity, Hebrew ceased to be spoken altogether; though it continued to be cultivated and studied by the priests and Levites, as a learned language, that they might be enabled to expound the law and the prophets to the people, who, it appears from the New Testament, were well acquainted with their general contents and tenor: this last mentioned period has been called the leaden age of the language.
The present Hebrew characters, or letters, are twenty-two in number, and of a square form; but the antiquity of these letters is a point that has been most severely contested by many learned men. From a passage in Eusebius's Chronicle, and another in St. Jerom, it was inferred by Joseph Scaliger, that Ezra, when he reformed the Jewish church, transcribed the ancient characters of the Hebrews into the square letters of the Chaldeans; and that this was done for the use of those Jews who, being born during the captivity, knew no other alphabet than that of the people among whom they had been educated. Consequently, the old character, which we call the Samaritan, fell into total disuse. This opinion Scaliger supported by passages from both the Talmuds, as well as from rabbinical writers, in which it is expressly affirmed that such characters were adopted by Ezra. But the most decisive confirmation of this point is to be found in the ancient Hebrew coins, which were struck before the captivity, and even previously to the revolt of the ten tribes. The characters engraven on all of them are manifestly the same with the modern Samaritan, though with some trifling variations in their forms, occasioned by the depredations of time.

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Hebraist - ) One versed in the Hebrew Language and learning
Hebraistic - ) Pertaining to, or resembling, the Hebrew Language or idiom
Hebraically - ) After the manner of the Hebrews or of the Hebrew Language
Hebrew - The Hebrew Language. Pertaining to the Hebrews as the Hebrew Language or rites
Hebraism - ) A Hebrew idiom or custom; a peculiar expression or manner of speaking in the Hebrew Language
Che'Bel - (cord ), one of the singular topographical terms in which the ancient Hebrew Language abounded
Jews' Language - The Hebrew Language, common to the Jews
Ladino - ) The mixed Spanish and Hebrew Language spoken by Sephardim
Hebrew - ) Of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the Hebrew Language or rites
he'Brew Language - The books of the Old Testament are written almost entirely in the Hebrew Language
He - See Hebrew Language; Writing
Silk - The well-known classical name of the substance does not occur in the Hebrew Language
Teraphim - A word in the Hebrew Language which has much exercised the ingenuity of the critics
Ephphatha - This is more of Syriac than the Hebrew Language
Ashtoreth, Ashtaroth - In the Hebrew Language, Ashtaroth was the plural form of Ashtoreth
Rabshakeh - See the speech he delivered, in the Hebrew Language, in the hearing of all the people, as he stood near the wall on the north side of the city (2 Kings 18:17-37 )
Eliathah - Many scholars of the Hebrew Language think the names of the last nine sons of Heman in 1 Chronicles 25:4 originally formed a verse of a Hebrew psalm in which Eliathah would have meant, “My God are you
Jot - It has a numerical value of ten and is used in the Hebrew Language both as a letter and as a number and also as an article by which the value and meaning of another letter is changed
Verschorists - His disciples and followers were call Hebrews, on account of the zeal and assiduity with which they all, without distinction of age or sex, applied themselves to the study of the Hebrew Language
Yhwh - The written Hebrew Language did not include vowels, only the consonants were used; thus readers supplied the vowels as they read (this is true even today in Hebrew newspapers). From the study of the structure of the Hebrew Language most scholars today believe that YHWH was probably pronounced Yahweh (Yah' weh )
Interpret - To explain the meaning or words to a person who does not understand them to expound to translate unintelligible words into intelligible ones as, to interpret the Hebrew Language to an Englishman
Gift - We cannot adduce a more remarkable proof of the important part which presents play in the social life of the East than the fact that the Hebrew Language possesses no less than fifteen different expressions for the one idea
Dimon - It may be that transcription of a Moabite name into the Hebrew Language or the development of the language resulted in a change of pronunciation, so that the two names represent one place
Will, Be Willing - ” Common throughout the history of the Hebrew Language, this word occurs in the Hebrew Bible just over 50 times
Forget - ” The common word meaning “to forget” appears in all periods of the Hebrew Language; this term is also found in Aramaic
Heber - But others have suggested, with greater probability, that Abraham and his family were thus called, because they came from the other side of the Euphrates into Canaan; Heber signifying in the Hebrew Language one that passes, or, a passage, that is, of the river Euphrates
Wither - ” This term is found throughout the development of the Hebrew Language and a few other Semitic languages
Depart - ” Found throughout the development of the Hebrew Language, this root is also found in ancient Akkadian
Counsel, To - ” Used throughout the history of the Hebrew Language, this verb occurs in the Hebrew Old Testament approximately 80 times
Cleave, Split - ” This word occurs in all the periods of the Hebrew Language and is also found in ancient Ugaritic or Canaanite
Flee - ” Some scholars see this word, which is used throughout the history of the Hebrew Language, reflected in ancient Ugaritic as well
Rabshakeh - This is favored by his familiarity with the Hebrew Language, in which he addresses fluently (to the annoyance of Hezekiah's officers sent to meet him) the Jews on the wall, and with Isaiah's prophecy (Isaiah 8:7-8; Isaiah 10:5-6): "am I now come up without the Lord to destroy it? The Lord said, Go up against this land" (2 Kings 18:25)
Bind - ” This word is a common Semitic term, found in both ancient Akkadian and Ugaritic, as well as throughout the history of the Hebrew Language
Earth - The Hebrew Language discriminates between these two by the use of separate terms, adamah for the former, erets for the latter
Jew - (See Hebrew Language
Immanuel - The Hebrew Language apparently indicates that the prophet and king expected an immediate fulfillment
Chaldean Language - The Hebrew Language is held to be closely related to the Aramaic: that the two are not the same is evident from Isaiah 36:11 , where the Jewish leaders asked Rabshakeh to speak in the Syrian language, and not in the Jews' language, that the Jews generally should not understand what was said
Touch - ” Common throughout the history of the Hebrew Language, this word is also found in Aramaic
Hebrew Language - Arguments have also been deduced from the nature and genius of the Hebrew Language, in order to prove that it was the original language, neither improved nor debased by foreign idioms. ...
The period, from the age of Moses to that of David, has been considered the golden age of the Hebrew Language, which declined in purity from that time to the reign of Hezekiah or Manasseh, having received several foreign words, particularly Aramean, from the commercial and political intercourse of the Jews and Israelites with the Assyrians and Babylonians. This period has been termed the silver age of the Hebrew Language
Hebrew Bible - ...
It is now well established that the Hebrew Language was originally written without vowel points
Keep, Oversee - ” Used throughout the history of the Hebrew Language, this root is used in the noun sense in modern Hebrew to mean “eternity, perpetuity
Burn - ” A common Semitic term, this word is found in ancient Akkadian and Ugaritic, as well as throughout the history of the Hebrew Language
Clothe - ” A common Semitic term, this word is found in ancient Akkadian and Ugaritic, in Aramaic, and throughout the history of the Hebrew Language
Lip - Śâphâh has undergone little change in the history of the Hebrew Language
Sick, To Be - ” This verb is common in all periods of the Hebrew Language and occurs approximately 60 times in the Hebrew Bible
Take, Handle - ” Found in various Semitic languages, including ancient Akkadian, this word is a common one throughout the stages of the Hebrew Language
Teach - ” This common Semitic term is found throughout the history of the Hebrew Language and in ancient Akkadian and Ugaritic. ” Found in all periods of the Hebrew Language, this root is also found in ancient Ugaritic with the sense of “to shoot”; modern Hebrew uses the word to express the firing of a gun
Tree - We meet with the names of a great variety of trees in Scripture, but if we may give credit to ancient writers, there was nothing in the Hebrew Language less determined than the special names of trees
Accursed - ...
According to the idiom of the Hebrew Language, accursed and crucified were synonymous terms
Mat'Thew, Gospel of - --The testimony of the early Church is unanimous that Matthew wrote originally in the Hebrew Language. The Greek Gospel which we now possess was it is almost certain, written in Matthew's lifetime; and it is not at all improbable that he wrote the Gospel in both the Greek and Hebrew Languages
Hebrew Language - For the thousand years between Moses and the Babylonian exile the Hebrew Language underwent little or no modification
Affliction - In the Hebrew Language as many as eleven words can be translated “affliction
Pour, Flow - ” Commonly used throughout the history of the Hebrew Language, this word occurs in ancient Ugaritic with the same nuances as in the Old Testament
Stork - Its very name in the Hebrew Language, chasida, signifies mercy or piety: and its English name is taken, if not directly, yet secondarily, through the Saxon, from the Greek word στοργη , which is often used for natural affection
Alms - ...
Old Testament Although the Hebrew Language apparently had no technical term to refer to “alms” or “almsgiving,” the practice of charitable giving, especially to the poor, became a very important belief and practice within Judaism
Hebrews - ...
The Hebrew Language is on several occasions referred to in the NT. Robertson Smith, article ‘Hebrew Language and Literature’ in Encyclopaedia Britannica 9 xi
Ai - Ai means “ruin” (or possibly “heap”) in the Hebrew Language
Rebel - ” The meaning of “being rebellious” is limited to the Hebrew Language, as the meaning of this verb in other Semitic languages differs: “to make angry” (Aramaic), “to contend with” (Syriac), and “to dispute with” (Arabic)
Language - The Hebrew Language, in which the Old Testament was written, is but one of the cluster of cognate languages, as belonging particularly to the descendants of Shem. ...
The oldest records that are known to exist are composed in the Hebrew Language
Directions (Geographical) - For the Hebrew Language north is the left and south is the right
Soul; Self; Life - The problem with the English term “soul” is that no actual equivalent of the term or the idea behind it is represented in the Hebrew Language
Jonah - Its Hebrew Language is marked by Aramaic features, some of which can be paralleled only in Imperial Aramaic, current in the Persian period
Desert - The Hebrew Language distinguishes with several words what English describes as desert or wilderness
Atone - ” This root is found in the Hebrew Language at all periods of its history, and perhaps is best known from the term Yom Kippur, “Day of Atonement
Nature, Natural - The Hebrew Language has no word for "nature" equivalent to the Greek word physis [1]
Proverbs - ...
Proverbs, in the Hebrew Language, are called meshalim, which is derived from a verb signifying both "to rule," "to have dominion," and "to compare" "to liken," "to assimilate: " hence the term denotes the highly figurative and poetical style in general, and likewise those compendious and authoritative sentences in particular which are commonly denominated proverbs
Greek Language - In particular, the president or the spiritual man, who read the Apostle's Greek letter to the Hebrews in their public assemblies, could without any hesitation render it into the Hebrew Language, for the edification of those who did not understand Greek
Hebrews - Clement, of Alexandria, Eusebius, and Jerom, thought that this epistle was originally written in the Hebrew Language; but all the other ancient fathers who have mentioned this subject speak of the Greek as the original work; and as no one pretends to have seen this epistle in Hebrew, as there are no internal marks of the Greek being a translation, and as we know that the Greek language was at this time very generally understood at Jerusalem, we may accede to the more common opinion, both among the ancients and moderns, and consider the present Greek as the original text. Paul wrote to the Hebrews in the Hebrew Language, and that St. By the Hebrew Language, no one can reasonably doubt, that these fathers meant the Jerusalem dialect, which was spoken in the days of the Apostles, and not the ancient Hebrew, which had long ceased to be a vernacular language. ) The principal arguments in favour of a Hebrew original are deduced from two sources: That Hebrews are addressed in our epistle, to whom the Hebrew Language would have been more acceptable and intelligible, and many of whom, indeed, could not understand Greek, certainly could not read it: That the diversity of style in the Epistle to the Hebrews is so great, when compared to that of St
Heart - In fact, the Hebrew Language had no word for conscience, so the word heart was often used to express this concept: “my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live” (Job 27:6 )
Poetry - Systems of meter, unlike parallelism, are apparent only in the Hebrew Language and not in English translations
Sow - ” Common throughout the history of the Hebrew Language, this root is found in various Semitic languages, including ancient Akkadian
Hutchinsonians - He entertained so high an opinion of the Hebrew Language, that he thought the Almighty must have employed it to communicate every species of knowledge, human and divine; and that, accordingly, every species of knowledge is to be found in the Old Testament
Colors - To illustrate, Old Testament writers, writing predominantly in the Hebrew Language, chose to describe objects not with reference to their colors but with reference to their appearances or likenesses
Hebrew - Books written toward the close of the Old Testament period, such as Ezra, Nehemiah, Chronicles, and Ecclesiastes, show the Hebrew Language undergoing a number of significant changes due primarily to Aramaic influence
Prophesy - ” This word appears in all periods of the Hebrew Language
Sacrifice - Doddridge remarks, that, according to the genius of the Hebrew Language, one thing seems to be forbidden, and another commanded, when the meaning only is, that the latter is generally to be preferred to the former
Sabbath - In the Hebrew Language, signifies rest, and is the seventh day of the week: a day appointed for religious duties, and a total cessation from work, in commemoration of God's resting on the seventh day; and likewise in memorial of the redemption of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage
Philosophy - These interpreters learned the Hebrew Language at the schools
Jews - It also aims at restoring the ancient Hebrew Language among the Jews
Jew - The favorite name was "Israelites," and after the captivity the title "Jews" came into vogue, but the title "Hebrews" was still used for the more strict Jews, who preferred the Hebrew Language, in distinction from the Hellenists or Grecian Jews
Hutchinsonians - That the Hebrew Language was formed under divine inspiration, either all at once, or at different times, as occasion required; and that the Divine Being had a view in constructing it, to the various revelations which he in all succeeding times should make in that language: consequently, that its words must be the most proper and determinate to convey such truths as the Deity, during the Old Testament dispensation, thought fit to make known to the sons of men
King - They looked for one who would be the ideal king, the great descendant of David whom they called the Lord’s ‘anointed one’, or, in the Hebrew Language, ‘the Messiah’ (Isaiah 11:1; Jeremiah 23:5; Ezekiel 34:23-24; Ezekiel 37:24; see MESSIAH)
Inheritance - It is a remarkable fact that the Hebrew Language fails to discriminate between the inheritance of property and its possession or acquisition in any other manner
Growing - ...
The Hebrew Language is very rich in terms which signify ‘growth
Israel, Israelite - ‘Hebrew’ (Ἑβραῖος) is one who speaks the Hebrew Language—i
Alexandria - Glorying in the retention of their monotheistic faith, they yet dropped their sacred Hebrew Language
Plagues of Egypt - ]'>[3] comes the nearest to the natural fact; a fetid exhalation killed the fish, or in Hebrew Language J″ Bible - This division, if not made by Ezra, is very ancient; for when the Chaldee came into use in the room of the Hebrew Language, after the return of the Jews from their captivity in Babylon, the law was read to the people first in the Hebrew Language, and then rendered by an interpreter into the Chaldee language; and this was done period by period
Covenant - ...
The Hebrew Language used different prepositions to state that a covenant has been made between parties
Locust - ...
The names that the Hebrew Language gives to locusts prove that these insects were peculiarly feared (a) on account of their great numbers, and (b) on account of their voracity and their power of destruction
Psalms - But the figure in the Psalms is that which is peculiar to the Hebrew Language, in which the figure gives its meaning with as much perspicuity as the plainest speech
Poetry - The Hebrew Language was indeed dominated by tradition, which made it difficult to alter established practice; but in case the tradition was one of freedom on the part of the writer to construct his poem as he chose, it naturally operated to keep him free from the complicated rules which spring up in the later periods of the life of a language
Locust - ...
The names that the Hebrew Language gives to locusts prove that these insects were peculiarly feared (a) on account of their great numbers, and (b) on account of their voracity and their power of destruction
Gospel - Although “gospel” translates a Greek word from the New Testament, the concept of good news itself finds its roots in the Hebrew Language of the Old Testament
Canaan, History And Religion of - (In the Hebrew Language the word for death is also mot
Paul - He learned the ancient Hebrew Language from Old Testament texts
Poetry of the Hebrews - There is not the least reason for doubting that originally these were written in verse, or some kind of measured numbers; though, as the ancient pronunciation of the Hebrew Language is now lost, we are not able to ascertain the nature of the Hebrew verse, or at most can ascertain it but imperfectly
Faith - The Hebrew Language has six terms that develop the fundamental ideas of belief, trust, and loyalty
Text, Versions, And Languages of ot - The Hebrew Language: Character and History
Bible - ...
These sections were divided into verses; of which division, if Ezra was not the author, it was introduced not long after him, and seems to have been designed for the use of the Targumists, or Chaldee interpreters; for after the return of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, when the Hebrew Language ceased to be their mother tongue, and the Chaldee grew into use instead of it, the custom was, that the law should be first read in the original Hebrew, and then interpreted to the people in the Chaldee language; for which purpose these shorter sections were very convenient
Archaeology And Biblical Study - A study of Ugaritic has helped Old Testament scholars better understand the nature and development of the Hebrew Language, and it has been of particular value in the clarification of some of the ancient Hebrew poetry contained in the Bible