Hebrew, a West Semitic language, is the ancient and modern language of the Jewish people.

Hebrew, a West Semitic () language, is the language of the Jewish people. Biblical Hebrew was spoken around the 6th century BC and went extinct in late Roman times. Hebrew survived as a liturgical language until its revival as Modern Hebrew ().

Modern Hebrew

ISO 639-3: heb

About 10 million speakers

Ancient Hebrew

ISO 639-3: hbo

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