What is Hebrew?

  • (noun): The ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hebrew, hebrews:

Gibeon (ancient City)
... Gibeon (Hebrew גבעון‎, Standard Hebrew Giv'on, Tiberian Hebrew Giḇʻôn) was a Canaanite city north of Jerusalem that was conquered by Joshua ...
Biblical Poetry - Characteristics of Ancient Hebrew Poetry - Unusual Forms
... The employment of unusual forms of language cannot be considered as a sign of ancient Hebrew poetry ... partly "lahem" and partly "lo", has many counterparts in Hebrew grammar, as, for example, "kemo" instead of "ke" or "emo" = "them" or "emo" = "their" or "cle ... accusative "u(n)," "i(n)," "a(n)." A systematic review of similar unusual forms of Hebrew grammar and Hebrew words occurring in certain portions of the Old Testament ...
Katamon
... Katamon (Arabic قطمون‎, Hebrew קטמון‎) is a neighbourhood in south-central Jerusalem, Israel ... The official Hebrew name, Gonen (Hebrew גּוֹנֵן), is only used in municipal publications ...
Elon (name)
... Elon (אֵילוֹן (Hebrew)), Alon (אַלוֹן (Hebrew)) or Ilan (אִילָן (Hebrew)) is a Jewish masculine name of Hebrew origin ... The name means "tree" or "oak tree" in the Hebrew language ... B'Shvat, the "new year of the trees" is referred to in Hebrew as "Rosh HaShanah La'Ilanot", where "Ilanot" is the feminine plural Hebrew word for tree ...
Biblical Poetry - Characteristics of Ancient Hebrew Poetry - Quantitative Rhythm
... The poetry of the ancient Hebrews is not distinguished from the other parts of the Old Testament by rhythm based on quantity, though in view of Greek and Roman poetry it was natural to seek such a rhythm in ... of long and short syllables in the ancient Hebrew poems but he could support this thesis only by changing the punctuation in many ways, and by allowing great license to the Hebrew poets ... and following) no such sequence of long and short syllables can be discovered and Sievers says "Hebrew prosody is not based on quantity as classical prosody is." ...

More definitions of "Hebrew":

  • (noun): A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties.
    Synonyms: Jew, Israelite
  • (adj): Of or relating to the language of the Hebrews.
    Example: "Hebrew vowels"
    Synonyms: Hebraic, Hebraical
  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of the Hebrews.
    Example: "The old Hebrew prophets"
    Synonyms: Hebraic, Hebraical

Famous quotes containing the word hebrew:

    Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars.
    —Bible: Hebrew Proverbs, 9:1.

    With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.
    —Bible: Hebrew Job, 12:12.

    Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.
    —Bible: Hebrew Proverbs 18:22.