Crossword clues for hebrew
- Origin of the word "behemoth"
- A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
- The ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel
- Language of the Old Testament
- Language studied at a yeshiva
- Israel's official language
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hebrew \He"brew\, n. [F. H['e]breu, L. Hebraeus, Gr. ?, fr. Heb. 'ibhr[=i].]
An appellative of Abraham or of one of his descendants, esp. in the line of Jacob; an Israelite; a Jew.
There came one that had escaped and told Abram the Hebrew.
--Gen. xiv. 13.
The language of the Hebrews; -- one of the Semitic family of languages.
Hebrew \He"brew\, a. Of or pertaining to the Hebrews; as, the Hebrew language or rites.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late Old English, from Old French Ebreu, from Latin Hebraeus, from Greek Hebraios, from Aramaic 'ebhrai, corresponding to Hebrew 'ibhri "an Israelite," literally "one from the other side," in reference to the River Euphrates, or perhaps simply signifying "immigrant;" from 'ebher "region on the other or opposite side." The noun is c.1200, "the Hebrew language;" late 14c. of persons, originally "a biblical Jew, Israelite."
Hebrew may refer to:
Hebrew is a Unicode block containing characters for writing the Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and other Jewish diaspora languages.
Usage examples of "hebrew".
He smiled indulgently when her mother took her to an improvised meeting center in a shabby house near the Kebar where there was endless talk of Adonai and of prophets and wishful prophecies of future deliverance of the Hebrews from their bondage in Babylon.
The dove in the Hebrew account appears in that of the Algonkins as a raven, which Michabo sent out to search for land before the muskrat brought it to him from the bottom.
The late Bronze and early Iron Age Greeks were becoming masters of the ancient Aegean just about when the Amorites, Moabites, and earliest Habiru or Hebrews were overrunning Canaan.
However, to return in thought to the past, of which our present is the continuation: the old Biblical ideal of offering a holocaust to Yahweh by massacring every living thing in a captured town or city was but the Hebrew version of a custom general to the early Semites: the Moabites, the Amorites, the Assyrians, and all.
Biblical ideal of offering a holocaust to Yahweh by massacring every living thing in a captured town or city was but the Hebrew version of a custom general to the early Semites: the Moabites, the Amorites, the Assyrians, and all.
Iahu Anat According to some scholars, this was the most ancient name of the Hebrew divinity-a goddess who, over the ages, was changed into the god Yahweh, later called Jehovah.
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Among his many writings is a translation of the entire Zohar from Aramaic to modern Hebrew, together with a detailed commentary on the text.
Early and Middle Persian, hieroglyphics and cuneiform and Aramaic, classical and modern Arabic, the usual knowledge of Greek and Hebrew and Latin and the European tongues, Hindi where relevant and all sciences where necessary for his work.
One of the Semitic languages, it is related to Aramaic, Phoenician, Syriac, Hebrew, various Ethiopic languages, and the Akkadian of ancient Babylonia and Assyria.
Someone had pinned to the bulletin board a short vocabulary list in Aramaic, Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, with the English translation.
Well into the second century, synagogues had provided Aramaic translations, or Targums, of Hebrew scripture to the uneducated masses.
But the first blow struck in modern times was delivered by Louis Cappel in the early seventeenth century, who showed that the original Old Testament had been written not in Hebrew but in Aramaic, making it a much later work than had previously been supposed.
The short wave foreign service broadcast in Arabic, Azeri Turkish, English, French, German, Hebrew, Kurdish, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu.
As a boy, he had coaxed the local vicar into teaching him Hebrew, which was the only Middle Eastern language available in the wilds of Norfolk, but while his knowledge had endeared him to the Bokharan Jews, he had never sung for them.