From Biblical to Modern Hebrew, here are seven facts about this wonderful language!
1. Hebrew is a holy language
2. It's Hebrew, but it might sound a little different!
3. Modern Hebrew is the legacy of Eliezer Ben Yehuda
4. Incredible ancient discoveries of Hebrew texts!
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Ancient manuscripts discovered in 1947 in Qumran near the northern Dead Sea. Among them were copies of the Bible, representing the earliest evidence of Biblical Hebrew text. Today, they are housed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
Cairo Genizah: The discovery of a trove of Hebrew documentation provided valuable insight into Jewish life during the Middle Ages. In 1896, Solomon Shcetchet, Professor of Talmudic and Rabbinical Literature at Cambridge University, led an expedition to the Genizah, located within the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, and retrieved thousands of pages, among them works of the Maimonides (The Rambam) and Talmudic texts.