× Home

House of Names
Houseofnames > Knowledge Base > Hebrew Names
From Houseofnames.com


Hebrew Names

Hebrew names are extremely frequent amongst a wide span of cultures since it is the founding language of the world's most popular monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

This revered language has been spoken in Palestine from approximately the 13th century BC until the second century CE, and Hebraic literature has been produced at least since the 12th century BCE. However, since this influential language belongs to the larger Hamito-Semitic language family, its origins are much more ancient: this family developed between 8000 and 600 BCE.

One reason that Hebrew has had such a long life span is because it is the language that the Hebrew Bible, known to Christians as the Old Testament, was originally written in. Therefore, Hebrew has been regarded by many as a sacred language and as such canonized.

From 200 to about 1880 CE, Hebrew was only a literary language, but with the reestablishment of the Jewish state in Israel in 1948 Hebrew has once again become a spoken language.

This page was last modified on 16 May 2003.

2000-2019 Swyrich Corporation. See Terms of Use for details.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.

Suggested Reading

Anderson Armorial History with Coat of Arms

Anderson Armorial History with Coat of Arms
Our Rating: Stars
The most comprehensive study of the Coats of Arms and family history all in a presentation suitable for framing.

Anderson Surname History

Anderson Surname History
Our Rating: Stars
Over 20 years of research into the family history from the earliest records, showing spelling variations, early origins, notables, settlers and much more. Suitable for framing.

The Vikings: A History

The Vikings: A History
Our Rating: Stars
"A fascinating history of the Viking age and its complex culture and influence