What is Hebrew?

  • (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
    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 ...
Biblical Poetry - Characteristics of Ancient Hebrew Poetry - Unusual Forms
... cannot be considered as a sign of ancient Hebrew poetry ... this form, which represents partly "lahem" and partly "lo", has many counterparts in Hebrew grammar, as, for example, "kemo" instead of "ke" or "emo" = "them" or "emo ... 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 ... 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 ... and short syllables can be discovered and Sievers says "Hebrew prosody is not based on quantity as classical prosody is." ...
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 ...
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":

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

Famous quotes containing the word hebrew:

    Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise.
    —Bible: Hebrew Proverbs, 6:6.

    The words were rendered by Samuel Johnson in the opening lines of The Ant: “Turn on the prudent ant thy heedful eyes, Observe her labours, sluggard, and be wise.”

    Many will entreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
    —Bible: Hebrew Proverbs 19:6.