What’s the Difference Between Biblical Hebrew and Modern Hebrew? Zephaniah 3:9

May 21, 2019

כִּי־אָז אֶהְפֹּךְ אֶל־עַמִּים שָׂפָה בְרוּרָה לִקְרֹא כֻלָּם בְּשֵׁם יְהֹוָה לְעָבְדוֹ שְׁכֶם אֶחָד׃

For then I will make the peoples pure of speech, So that they all invoke Hashem by name And serve Him with one accord.

kee AZ eh-POKH el a-MEEM sa-FAH v'-ru-RAH lik-RO khu-LAM b-SHAYM a-do-NAI l'-ov-DO sh'-KHEM e-KHAD

Zephaniah 3:9

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Eliezer Ben Yehuda was the father of modern Hebrew. But, what is the difference between Biblical Hebrew and modern Hebrew?

Biblical Hebrew is the language in which God created the world, the language of the Bible, and the language of the Israelite Kingdom. This Biblical language was forgotten for thousands of years, until the 19th century when the Jewish people began to return to the Land of Israel.

 

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