What is Hebrew?

  • (adj): Of or relating to or characteristic of the Hebrews.
    Example: "The old Hebrew prophets"
    Synonyms: Hebraic, Hebraical
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hebrew, hebrews:

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 ...
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 ... But this form, which represents partly "lahem" and partly "lo", has many counterparts in Hebrew grammar, as, for example, "kemo" instead of "ke" or "emo" = "th ... "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 ...
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 the songs ... was a definite sequence 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 short syllables can be discovered and Sievers says "Hebrew prosody is not based on quantity as classical prosody is." ...
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 ... holiday of Tu 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 ...

More definitions of "Hebrew":

  • (adj): Of or relating to the language of the Hebrews.
    Example: "Hebrew vowels"
    Synonyms: Hebraic, Hebraical
  • (noun): The ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel.
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word hebrew:

    The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.
    —Bible: Hebrew Ezekiel 18:2.

    Proverb, God’s reproach concerning the land of Israel.

    Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand; to execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people; to bind their kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute upon them the judgment written.
    —Bible: Hebrew Psalms 149:5-9.

    Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
    —Bible: Hebrew Exodus, 20:4.

    The second commandment.