Biblical Hebrew

Pseudo-archaic poetry, foreign vocabulary, and webs of references.

Edward Greenstein
Sept. 6 2019 12:01AM

Amid the familiar clutter of vowels and cantillation marks, a few strange dots appear. They have no obvious function, and yet they go back thousands of years. Their purpose is . . .

July 12 2019 12:01AM

Isaiah’s puns.

Robert Alter
March 14 2019 12:01AM

Truth becomes evident only through time.

Peter Leithart
June 2 2016 12:01AM

New evidence of ancient bees.

Bible History Daily
May 2 2016 12:01AM

It sees rituals as more than symbolic.

Peter Leithart
April 28 2016 12:01AM

Making sense of a famous biblical image.

Natan Slifkin
Feb. 5 2016 12:01AM

Lost in translation.

Samuel Thomas
Oct. 28 2015 12:01AM

It was damaged in a fire.

Whitney Harder
July 21 2015 12:01AM

A possible explanation.

Mitchell First
July 20 2015 12:01AM

Everett Fox believes the Bible was designed to be sung aloud.

Avi Steinberg
May 20 2015 12:01AM

More than half of the words in modern Hebrew have roots in the Bible, and philologists continually craft new terms on their basis. So how. . .

Daniel Estrin
June 23 2014 12:01AM