Category Archives: Hebrew Word Study

Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary by Conceptual Categories: A Student’s Guide to Nouns in the Old Testament

is an innovative study reference intended for both introductory and advanced students of the Hebrew language to help them understand and remember vocabulary based on logical categories of related words. Since our minds acquire and recall language by making associations between related words it is only natural that we would study language in this way. […]

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$10 Sale: Hebrew Morph Roots of Biblical Names

Hebrew Morph Roots of Biblical Names* This course is the second in a series in E-Vreet that helps you learn how to read. In this course, you take the step from recognizing Hebrew letters to seeing how they form words through the concept of the Hebrew Morph. Read More and Sign up for the Course […]

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A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language for Readers of English

by Ernest Klein A clear and concise work on the origins of the Hebrew words and their sense development. Each of the c. 32,000 entries is first given in its Hebrew form, then translated into English and analysed etymologically, using Latin transcription for all non-Latin scripts. An indispensable source of biblical, Jewish, modern Hebrew and […]

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How does the Bible explain the name “Israel”?

In the Hebrew bible, Jacob receives the name Israel (יִשְֹרָאֵל) after he has wrestled with the angel. In Genesis 32:29 we read: וַיֹּ֗אמֶר לֹ֤א יַעֲקֹב֙ יֵאָמֵ֥ר עֹוד֙ שִׁמְךָ֔ כִּ֖י אִם־יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל כִּֽי־שָׂרִ֧יתָ עִם־אֱלֹ-הִ֛ים וְעִם־אֲנָשִׁ֖ים וַתּוּכָֽל׃ “And he said, “No longer will it be said that your name is Jacob, but Israel, because you have striven with G’d […]

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Dead Sea and Salt in Hebrew – ים המלח

In Hebrew, the “Dead Sea” is not dead! ים המלח is a construct chain that means “sea of the salt”. It appears  a couple of times in the Hebrew Bible: Genesis 14:3 – כָּל-אֵלֶּה חָבְרוּ אֶל-עֵמֶק הַשִּׂדִּים הוּא יָם הַמֶּלַח, Numbers 34:12 – וְיָרַד הַגְּבוּל הַיַּרְדֵּנָה וְהָיוּ תוֹצְאֹתָיו יָם הַמֶּלַח זֹאת תִּהְיֶה לָכֶם הָאָרֶץ לִגְבֻלֹתֶיהָ […]

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Palm Tree in the Bible תמר

In biblical Hebrew תָמָר means “palm tree” or “date palm”. The date is one of the seven species with which the land of Israel is blessed (Deut. 8:8): Wheat, Barley, Grape, Fig, Pomegranate, Olive (oil), and (Date) honey. כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, מְבִיאֲךָ אֶל-אֶרֶץ טוֹבָה: אֶרֶץ, נַחֲלֵי מָיִם–עֲיָנֹת וּתְהֹמֹת, יֹצְאִים בַּבִּקְעָה וּבָהָר. אֶרֶץ חִטָּה וּשְׂעֹרָה, וְגֶפֶן […]

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Psalms

Hebrew Psalm Reader – Complete Psalms Essential Hebrew Bible Reading Tool – Interlinear Translation Technology Hebrew Psalm Reader The Essential Psalm Study Tool… Hebrew Psalm Reader teaches the meaning and pronunciation of every Hebrew word in Psalms. It teaches one word at a time. You study by either clicking on a Hebrew Word and listening […]

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Isaac יצחק

Have you ever noticed that the Bible gives an interpretation and explanation of the text within the text? You probably already know that all biblical names carry a meaning that is more or less significant for the plot. This meaning is usually not conveyed in the English translation. The name ISAAC (יִצְחָק, pronounced “yitshak”), for […]

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What is the meaning of the word Shibboleth?

In Hebrew the word (שִׁׁבֹּלֶת) means “ear (of corn)”. In the book of Judges the word “Shibboleth” is used to distinguish the Ephramites from the Gileadites. The former’s dialect lacked the sh-phoneme. We read in chapter 12:6 about a test: וַיִּלְכֹּד גִּלְעָד אֶת-מַעְבְּרוֹת הַיַּרְדֵּן, לְאֶפְרָיִם; וְהָיָה כִּי יֹאמְרוּ פְּלִיטֵי אֶפְרַיִם, אֶעֱבֹרָה, וַיֹּאמְרוּ לוֹ אַנְשֵׁי-גִלְעָד הַאֶפְרָתִי […]

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Flashcards

One way to learn Hebrew vocabulary is by using flashcards. If you are studying biblical Hebrew at eTeacher, online flashcards are available online for the different courses offered. Biblical Hebrew Course A at Quizlet and Ankiweb*. (These flashcards present basic bH vocabulary and will also be helpful to students who study within another framework.) Biblical […]

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