Hebrew Tenses

The name 'tenses' as applied to Hebrew verbs is misleading. The so-called Hebrew 'tenses' do not express the time but merely the state of an action. Indeed were it not for the confusion that would arise through the application of the term 'state' to both nouns and verbs,'states' would be a far better designation than 'tenses.' It must always be borne in mind that it is impossible to translate a Hebrew verb into English without employing a limitation (viz. of time) which is entirely absent in the Read more [...]
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Hebrew Words You Should Know

List of Hebrew words you need to know in order to read the Hebrew Bible and Modern Hebrew. גַּם - also מיִ - who מַה, מָה, מֱה - what אֵיפֹה - where מָתַי - when מַדּוּעַ - why אֵיזֶה - which (m.s.) אֵיזוֹ - which (f.s.) ?אֶת מִי - whom? הַאִם - an interrogative particle חושֵׁב - thinks יוֹדֵעַ - knows כִּי - because אֲבָל - but אִם - if אִם כֵּן - if so כָּל Read more [...]
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Tanakh : Hebrew Bible Project

Tanakh Hebrew Bible Project is a Polyglot Online Bible that contains the Hebrew Bible and its ancient versions in parallel – Masoretic Text, Samaritan Pentateuch, Targum Onkelos, Samaritan Targum, Syriac Peshitta, Septuagint, Old Latin, and Latin Vulgate, and also the Greek versions of Aquila of Sinope, Theodotion, and Symmachus the Ebionite. Tanakh : Hebrew Bible Project aims at producing: A new critical text of the Hebrew Bible that is as close as possible to the original text. A new Read more [...]
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Hebrew Verbs Occuring 500 – 5000 Times

The chief difficulty to overcome in the mastery of Hebrew language is the acquisition of a vocabulary. Out of the 7,000 vocables in the Hebrew language, about 1,000 occur over 25 times. The following are the list of verbs which occur most frequently in the Hebrew Bible. (1) אָכַל (Eat) (2) אָמַר (Say) (3) בּוֹא (Go in) (4) דָּבַר (Speak) (5) הָיָה (Be) (6) הָלַךְ (Walk) (7) ידַָע (Know) (8) יָלַד (Bring forth) (9) יָצָא (Go out) (1o) Read more [...]
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אב ('âb): (1) father of an individual (2) of God as father of his people (3) head or founder of a household, group, family, or clan (4) ancestor (a) grandfather, forefathers - of person (b) of people (5) originator or patron of a class, profession, or art (6) of producer, generator (figuratively) (7) of benevolence and protection (figuratively) (8) term of respect and honour (9) ruler or chief (specifically) Part of Speech: noun masculine Latin: pater, parens, progenitor Genesis 4:20 וַתֵּלֶד Read more [...]
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Hebrew Names of God in The Bible

List of the different Hebrew names of God in the Bible and their meaning. (1) יהוה (YHWH) - The Tetragrammaton The most important and most often written name of God in the Hebrew Bible is יהוה (YHWH, or YHVH), the four-letter name of God, also known as "Tetragrammaton" derives from the prefix tetra- ("four") and gramma ("letter"). The Hebrew letters are named Yod-Heh-Vav-Heh: יהוה. In English it is written as YHWH, YHVH, or JHVH depending on the transliteration convention that is used. Read more [...]
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Hebrew Days of The Week

The Hebrew names for the days of the week are simply the day number within the week. In Hebrew, these names may be abbreviated using the numerical value of the Hebrew letters, for example יום א׳ (Day 1, or Yom Rishon (יום ראשון)): Yom Ekhad (יום אחד) = "day one" or Yom Rishon - יום ראשון (abbreviated יום א׳) = "first day" = Sunday (starting at preceding sunset) Yom Sheni - יום שני (abbr. יום ב׳) = "second day" = Monday Yom Shlishi - יום שלישי Read more [...]
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Hebrew Months

Month Hebrew English Length The Bible Holidays 1 נִיסָן Nisan 30 days Called Abib(Exodus 13:4, 23:15, 34:18, Deut. 16:1) and Nisan (Esther 3:7) in the Tanakh. פֶּסַח Passover 15th-21st of Nisan 2 אִיָּר / אייר Iyyar 29 days Called Ziv in 1 Kings 6:1, 1 Kings 6:37. פסח שני Pesach Sheni  - 1 month after Passover ל״ג בעומר Lag B'Omer  - 18th of Iyar 3 סִיוָן / סיוון Sivan 30 days שבועות or חג שבעות‎ Shavuot - 6th of Sivan 4 תַּמּוּז Tammuz 29 Read more [...]
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The Dead Sea Scrolls Online

The Dead Sea Scrolls, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century, is now available online for free viewing. It is a project of Google and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The Dead Sea Srolls available for free viewing online are: (1) The Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa): it is one of the original seven Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Qumran in 1947. It is the largest (734 mm) and best preserved of all the biblical scrolls - http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/isaiah (2) The Temple Scroll Read more [...]
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History of the Hebrew Language

1. The name Hebrew Language usually denotes the language of the sacred writings of the Israelites which form the canon of the Old Testament. It is also called Ancient Hebrew in contradistinction to the New Hebrew of Jewish writings of the post-biblical period. The name Hebrew language (לָשׁוֹן עִבְרִית‎ γλῶσσα τῶν Ἑβραίων, ἑβραϊστί) does not occur in the Old Testament itself. Instead of it we find in Is 19:18 the term language of Canaan, and יְהוּדִית‎ Read more [...]
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