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

May 21, 2019

כִּֽי־אָ֛ז אֶהְפֹּ֥ךְ אֶל־עַמִּ֖ים שָׂפָ֣ה בְרוּרָ֑ה לִקְרֹ֤א כֻלָּם֙ בְּשֵׁ֣ם יְהֹוָ֔ה לְעׇבְד֖וֹ שְׁכֶ֥ם אֶחָֽד׃

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

Rabbi Tuly Weisz is in the heart of Jerusalem answering YOUR burning Bible questions!

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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