Hebrew Yisraelites are called Hebrew because they came from a region on the other side to the foreigners.  Hebrew Yisraelites speak the language of their forefather Eber. Also to be noted that, Yisraelite are not the only Hebrews. Eber separated himself from Babylon & building the tower of Babel.  When everyone’s language was confounded by YHWH.  Hebrews or Eber’s people kept the original Edenic language. Hebrew is considered the original language to many biblical scholars & Christians.

What is the origin of the Hebrew Language?

The word Hebrew is an English word translated from the word Ibryi. Hebrew עִבְרִית  About this sound

The term ‘ibri (Hebrew) comes from the verb ‘abar which means “to pass over” or “to cross over.” In noun forms, it means “the other side” or “the region beyond.” The term Hebrew, then, means “the people from the other side” or “the people from the region beyond.” In other words, Hebrew was basically a generic term for foreigners or aliens, people who came from somewhere else. –


Hebrews are called after the man named Eber, who was the son of Shem (Shemite).


Unto Shem also, the father of all the children of Eber, the brother of Japheth the elder, even to him were children born. 22 The children of Shem; Elam, and Asshur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram.  23 And the children of Aram; Uz, and Hul, and Gether, and Mash. 24 And Arphaxad begat Salah; and Salah begat Eber. 25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother’s name was Joktan.

“After Noah landed, he had a son named Shem, from whom came a man the Bible names Eber. (Ab-ray). Ever is said to have resisted Nimrod’s command to build the Tower of Babel: In an act of outrageous disloyalty to Nimrod, Eber crossed over from Babylon to the land across the river. In the wilderness, Ever and his people retained the Hebrew language while back in Babylon the rest of the languages were confused.

The name ‘Hebrew’ rested on Abraham, whose name comes from that of his Great-Grandaddy Ever. Abraham and his sons Isaac and Jacob distinguished themselves as a men who would migrate away rather than fight over territory.
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob all ‘crossed over’ from their homeland to new territory rather than fight, even when it meant leaving behind their extended families.” –

Abraham was called a Hebrew.   He was an Aramean (Syrian) from the land of Ur of the Chaledens.

Genesis 14:13

And there came one that had escaped, and told Abram the Hebrew;


Hebrew is the Edenic language

Genesis 11:

1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.  5 And YHWH came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6 And YHWH said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.  8 So YHWH scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because YHWH did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did YHWH scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

According to the Bible all people spoke one language (Genesis 11:1) until the construction of the Tower of Babel, in southern Mesopotamia which occurred sometime around 4000 BCE1. During the construction of the Tower, God confused the language of man and scattered the nations (Genesis 11:7,8). ” –

The Torah is written in Hebrew

“The core of the Torah(the first five books of the Hebrew Bible), and most of the rest of the Hebrew Bible, is written in Classical Hebrew and much of its present form is specifically the dialect of Biblical Hebrew that scholars believe flourished around the 6th century BCE, around the time of the Babylonian exile. For this reason, Hebrew has been referred to by Jews as Leshon HaKodesh (לשון הקודש), “The Holy Language, since ancient times.” –

You can’t understand the Hebrew Language without understanding the Culture

“The Hebrew word for “keep” is שמר (shamar) and literally means “to guard, protect, and cherish” while the Hebrew word for “break” is פרר (parar) and literally means “to trample underfoot”. The ancient Hebrew understanding of these words is not about obedience and disobedience of his commands, but ones attitude towards them. Will you cherish his teachings or throw them on the ground and walk on them?

“Many times our cultural influence will give a different definition to words which was not intended by the Biblical authors. For example the Bible speaks of keeping and breaking the commands of God. The words “keep” and “break” are usually interpreted as “obedience” and “disobedience”. But this is not the ancient Hebraic meanings of these words.

A people’s language is very related to their culture, without an understanding of the Hebrew culture we cannot fully understand their language. To cross this cultural bridge, we need to understand the ancient Hebrew culture, lifestyle and language.” –




Zephaniah 3:8-9
Therefore wait ye upon me, saith YHWH, until the day that I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy. 9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of YHWH, to serve him with one consent.

Many are returning to learning Hebrew to get a fuller understanding of the Scriptures (bible) & because it is considered to be the pure language.

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