The Origins of Hebrew


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The origins of our human languages as they have evolved from the First Language created by God to use between him and Adam to the scattering of the peoples after the Tower of Babel which precipitated the many cultures and languages of today is a fascinating field.


"Hebrew is the official language of the State of Israel. It is a Semitic language spoken by the Jewish people and one of the world’s oldest living languages. There are 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet and the language is read from right to left...Since Hebrew was primarily used for sacred texts prior to its revival as a spoken language, it was often called “lashon ha-kodesh,” which means “the holy language” in Hebrew. Some believed that Hebrew was the language of the angels, while the ancient rabbis maintained that Hebrew was the language originally spoken by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Jewish folklore says that all of humanity spoke Hebrew until the Tower of Babel when God created all the languages of the world in response to humanity’s attempt to build a tower that would reach the heavens." from the article: The Hebrew Language

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