The Power Of Hebrew

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Halleluya. Praised be G-d says King David in his famous psalms in the book pictured above.

Halleluya is a Hebrew word, a synthesis of two words “hallelu” (praise) and “Ya” (G-d). Hebrew seems to be the oldest language that refers to God and theology. In fact, according to Jewish tradition, Hebrew is the first language and was used by God to create the world. In fact, a holy language. The Torah or Bible was originally written in Hebrew and translated only centuries later to Greek and subsequently other languages.

Artifacts written in Hebrew, which has been classified as a Semitic language of the Afroasiatic family, were found dating back as early as the 10th century BCE. The Israelites/Jewish People spoke Hebrew until around 400 CE following the Bar Kochba revolution against the Romans. At that point Aramaic and to a lesser extent, Greek, seeped into the spoken language of the Jewish People. Yet the Hebrew language survived in Jewish liturgy, rabbinic literature, intra-Jewish commerce, and poetry. Suddenly, in the 19th century, with the resurgence of the Jewish will to return to its homeland the Jewish language, Hebrew, was revived, as a modern spoken language. As of today, over 9 million people speak a language that was used since ancient times.

Hebrew, the language of the Bible, of psalms and Jewish prayer is an eternal and immortal language. Very similar to the Jewish People.

Published: February 19, 2015
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