Hebrew

Hebrew is a language native to Israel, spoken by over 9 million people worldwide. Historically, it is regarded as the language of the Israelites and their ancestors, although the language was not referred to by the name Hebrew in the Tanakh. It is a member of the Canaanite group of Semitic languages. It was the language of the early Jews, but from 586 BC it started to be replaced by Aramaic. By 200 AD use of Hebrew as an everyday language had largely ceased, but it continued to be used for literary and religious functions, as well as a lingua franca among Jews from different countries.

During the mid-19th century the first efforts were made to revive Hebrew as an everyday language. One man who played a major role in these efforts was Eliezer Ben Yehuda (1858-1922), who was the first to make exclusive use of Hebrew in his home, and encouraged the use of Hebrew among others, as well as its use in schools.

Today Hebrew is spoken by some 5 million people mainly in Israel, where it is an official language along with Arabic. A further 2 million people speak the language in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Palestinian West Bank and Gaza, Panama, the UK and USA.

The first alphabet used to write Hebrew emerged during the late second and first millennia BC. It is closely related to the Phoenician alphabet. The Modern Hebrew alphabet was developed from an alphabet known as Proto-Hebrew or Early Aramaic. Modern Hebrew is one of the two official languages of the State of Israel (the other being Modern Standard Arabic), while Hebrew is used for prayer or study in Jewish communities around the world today. As a foreign language, it is studied mostly by Jews and students of Judaism and Israel, and by archaeologists and linguists specializing in the Middle East and its civilizations, as well as by theologians in Christian seminaries.

The Torah (the first five books), and most of the rest of the Hebrew Bible, is written in Biblical Hebrew, with much of its present form specifically in the dialect that scholars believe flourished around the 6th century BC. For this reason, Hebrew has been referred to by Jews as Leshon Hakodesh “the Holy Language“, since ancient times.

 

 

ProMosaik Trans offers translations from and into Hebrew in the following fields:

 

  • Law and Contract Law
  • Patents
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Technology
  • Science
  • Literature
  • Cultural Sciences

 

Hebrew Proverb: “אין הנחתום מעיד על עיסתו” - The baker shouldn’t comment on his dough.

Meaning: A person who makes something should not speak its praises.

 

ProMosaik Trans Istanbul offers the following language combinations from and into Hebrew:

 

English – Hebrew

 

Italian – Hebrew

 

Spanish – Hebrew

 

French – Hebrew

 

German – Hebrew

 

 

 

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ProMosaik Trans also offers editing, interpreting, proofreading, and transcription services in Hebrew.              

 

With ProMosaik interlanguage you can also study Hebrew with us online!

 

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