Hebrew language - Wikipedia

Hebrew (/ ˈ h iː b r uː /; עִבְרִית ‎, Ivrit Hebrew pronunciation: or ()) is a Northwest Semitic language native to Israel. Modern Hebrew was spoken by over nine million people worldwide in 2013. 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 itself.Language family: Afro-Asiatic, ……

Hebrews - Wikipedia

Hebrews (Hebrew: עברים or עבריים, Tiberian ʿIḇrîm, ʿIḇriyyîm; Modern Hebrew ʿIvrim, ʿIvriyyim; ISO 259-3 ʕibrim, ʕibriyim) is a term appearing 34 times within 32 verses of the Hebrew Bible.While the term was not an ethnonym, it is mostly taken as synonymous with the Semitic-speaking Israelites, especially in the pre-monarchic period when they were still nomadic.…

Hebrew Word Study: Be Still – Raphah.... - Shorashim ...

Jun 11, 2012 · Here, the Hebrew verb, raphah (רָפָה), is often translated “be still”, or “stop striving.” But, as ever with English translations (as good and valuable as they are), they can never quite communicate the depth and subtlety of the original language. This Hebrew word means to slacken off, to leave alone, to become weak and even to fail.…