Ancient Hebrew language


Ancient Hebrew language

The Ancient Hebrew language is a blanket term for Hebrew dialects used in ancient times. It can most commonly mean:

*Hebrew language
**Biblical Hebrew language
**Mishnaic Hebrew language
**Tiberian Hebrew language


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