The ancient language of ivrit ( עברית ) Genesis #8

in #hebrew5 years ago (edited)

Welcome back to my DTube Hebrew reading & language series.

The full study is now on line covering the Alef-Beyt here in my blog. This is a beginners program to teach letters, vowels, and reading. The vowels are marked in this bible and are designed to help avoid confusion on what a word is and how it is pronounced. The confusion is obvious in the hundreds of interpretations globally. In modern Hebrew, only children need a niqqud or vowel marking for each letter. Old manuscripts also usually have vowels marked.

This week's reading is from Genesis 1:15 onward.

We are talking about the naming of the day, the night, and the setting of the stars in the expanse. I really try to keep the lessons short so we can learn a few new things each time we read.

Today we are identifying masculine (m) and feminine (f) nouns by their plural forms. This is important because the the way we say/write verbs, adjectives and numbers is different depending on the gender of who or what we are talking about. We will also be learning how to identify an infinitive verb. For example "be" which is never used without the word "to" before it. In Hebrew, the letter 'lamed' precedes and is together with the infinitive verb.


Here you have today's lesson in a nutshell. Several examples of (m) and (f) nouns in their plural forms and an example of an infinitive verb. Infinitives always start with a lamed with the vowel shvah (:) under them.

Great and Small

or big and little if you like.



These are the adjectives used for feminine nouns. We can tell this by looking at the ending of the plural noun "lights". It ends with tav which is one way to tell that this noun is feminine.

You can see that the hey at the beginning of each is the word "the" and it also refers the the only big light and the only small light by context. In this case, English works the same way, my interpretation reads, "God made two light sources larger than the rest, the bigger one rules the day and the smaller one rules the night, and stars..." You can see that removing the word "one" would sound bad in English. It would not sound bad in Spanish without the word 'uno' and it would be left out - not necessary.

There is no such thing as a "translation" because everything needs to be interpreted and has the translator's bias or twist incorporated. A a trilingual person, I make translation decisions all day every day. Should I use phrase-A which works, or phrase-B which also works? I have to choose which one works as I speak or write in daily life.

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Shabbat Shalom

I give no opinion, but yours are welcome below


Excellent, for beginners, and above all is what you transmit the bible.

Fui al traductor y leí el propósito y el tema de la publicación. Cómo necesito de este idioma original para conocer un poco más. Aunque tengo un léxico Fuego Castellano, gracias y espero aprender algo. Excelente

Gracias. Tu blog esta muy bien hecho. Te sigo

Many Arabic words are derived from Hebrew, which proves that the Jews lived long with the Arabs, and that our two languages are very close.
In fact we lived side by side without serious problems, unfortunately this is not the case today and it is a pity.
I hope that in the future all this animosity will be reabsorbed and we will be able to live in peace with our very close cousins.


Thanks for the Hebrew this post very important lesson and useful.
your good work and great work
For your post propagation.

Very interesting as always your classes @hebrew, always learn something new with your publications, good post.

That’s a great idea making your lesson on Dtube. I’m very curious!
Seeing all these written Hebrew words, you literally have be an artist to actualy write it correctly. That’s the beauty of Hebrew language, you are all artists. However, while going through these words few more times, it doesn’t seem so difficult. I guess practice is what it takes.

I used to write my letters for the cover images in the early lessons. My blog is a start to finish beginners course.

Thank you so much sir for visiting my [email protected]

That would be fantastic Ivrit language post @hebrew. Dtube very useful for who want to study. Absolutely your support highly appreciated. I never know anyone try to develop language skills here. But you did it already.

@hebrew, That's excellent Dtube reading language series given this time. I appreciate your every task for provide ancient language of Ivrit. This time introducing from Genesis 1:15 onward. Well introducing for follow easier to beginners and already start like as mine. Thanks for every priceless effort.

Genesis 1 vs 15

And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth and it was so.

That was the point where God created light which he named day and darkness which he named night. I love biblical words because they are fruit to the soul. Thanks @hebrew for sharing this wonderful word of God.

Great lesson!
I do learn every time I see your lesson.
I can clearly see the meaning in the great one and the small one in Hebrew. To write “one” is very easy. I completely understand that you can’t literally translate from English to Hebrew. In my language of origin it’s exactly the same. It would not make much of a sense if I tried to translate It literally word by word. Hebrew is a beautiful language.

yes, brother he is doing a great job!

Hi @hebrew - love seeing those posts of you again, I'll watch and I'm sure I'll enjoy it - your job is holy - thanks for being who you are and sharing this knowledge and teaching abilities with all of us!

:/ Why you come after so much days :/ I miss you lectures sir, Try to come at least 2 to 3 times a week ,
Btw how is your health now?

I am much better, thank you. I would do that if I had the time and voting power. As you know I return upvotes and have a large following. I am on line for four to eight hours after each post, going through spam comments and answering real comments. It should be a pleasure. Sadly it is tiresome.

You will see more posts from me when I finally have the spam all muted.

oh yes :( It is sad :( But If there are bad people there are also good people too!

My favorite @hebrew language teacher is here with another great lesson <3
Thank you @hebrew for being so kind to all of us <3

Upvote done sir!

Hi Sir Hebrew, it's so good to read your post once again.
How are you Sir?.
Just checking in on you.

Thank you for the lesson. I'm more convinced that it's not so difficult to learn a foreign language, the main thing is to read everything carefully.

Just discovered your account. It's interesting in a weird way so I will be reading one post every day and follow you to check the newer ones. So if I get it right, alef is the first letter in the Hebrew alphabet, right? Sounds like alpha the Greek word for από which is also a bowel and our first letter. And beyt sounds like βήτα which is β and our second letter :p I guess it's not a coincidence

great article,my dear friend @hebrew,Nice dtube language series sir,thank you for sharing with us,this post #resteemrd and #upvote,

You are a brilliant teacher.
Thats helpful for many steemian's.
Great work
I appreciate your post @hebrew

It's interesting to learn your language. You describe everything clearly, thanks for the lesson.

waiting for next article,thank's for sharing and giving opportunity to [email protected]

Beautiful way to teach the classic language of ancient times still alive.
You are doing excellent job by teaching Hebrew with such a wonderfully simple way that is really comprehensive for foundation stage learners like me.

Thank you. I acknowledge that this teaching is not for anyone who has a conversational level of Hebrew. There is little for them to learn. I have an accent in both of my non native languages. I actually said the word 'big' with a Spanish accent in this week's video. I aim for utility over perfection.

Wonderfully said,"utility over perfection." You are really doing a tremendous job for learners. Thank you:)

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i always love your post, you teach us something, god bless you.
@upvote & @resteem done

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every week i eagerly waiting for your lesson, you teach us nicely, thanks a lot

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its help me to learn dear..

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Great post sir.
Hebrew becomes my favourite language.
I really appreciate your work sir. 🤗💙

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Thanks @hebrew for sharing this post.

Upvoted + resteemed your post.


יישר כוח!👏

I am very excited to learn more lesson about Hebrew language.

Another Great lesson about Hebrew language from Genesis 1:15 onward about the naming of the day, the night, and the setting of the stars in the expanse & also Great & Small or big and little if you like.

@upvoted & @resteemed.

To we humans without light we can't do anything. God has already established the light in heaven, so the heavens were filled with light. God so cared for us that He don't want to leave us in darkness, then He said: "let this light in the sky shine down on the earth, and it was so".

This light became the day that we enjoy today. God understood that we are all children of light hence He established the light in other for us His children to shine in the light of His glory.

God made two greats lights, the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night. These are two great lights that God established, but one is greater than one. The one that is greater is called day. In the day time the sun gives light and heat.

The lesser one is the moon. Without the moon at night everywhere would have been dark. The sun comes with full voltage and at evening hour, it withdrew back. Then the moon emerges to give us the evening light
The light of the moon is not as bright as the sun. But if not for the light of the moon, we would not have been able to see in the night hour.

Genesis 1

The earth was without formed and darkness covered the face of the deep.

It is the sun that brought about day while the moon brought night.

Wonderful post @hebrew. God continue to bless you for your support on my blog.


Thank you for coming. You always take the time to read and comment with something wonderful to add. How refreshing it is to have someone who votes and comments with their heart.


Y’varech Y'hova v’yishm’recha
Ya’eir Y'hova panav eilecha vichunecha
Yisa Y'hova panav eilecha v’yaseim l’cha shalom.

Y'hova bless you and keep you;
Y'hova make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
Y'hova lift up His face to you, and give you peace

You have impressive idea to provide steemians indeed your valuable followers. Well explained about Genesis 1:15 letter. Write too hard to mine. But easy than chinese language. I completely watch your Dtube video slow motion. Fantastic...... well done @hebrew.

It's most adorable tutorial sharing @hebrew. This is the best explaining who want to learn better. Ivrit wanna very hard to learn language. Need to sacrifice with this language. If not difficult to study. But I guess after follow your every posts definitely build bu hebrew language. Nice job.

you taught us a lot dear..
thank you @hebrew

after reading your post i decided to search more on hebrew language & how it originated. but, accidentally i have found was the day of 'yom kippur' known as 'the day of atonement'. the holiest day of the year according to the judaism. therefore, i wish you in hebrew 'shalom aleikhem' - שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם
apologies, if i made mistakes. i just started my learning of hebrew language via your articles :)


Dear Sir @Hebrew, your post about Hebrew language is amazing. I always read your post & try to learn something. I just finished listening to your post in DTube about "The ancient language of ivrit ( עברית ) Genesis #8". I really liked it & its an amazing experience to hear from your voice.


Dear @Hebrew Sir, i just finished downloading "ESV Interlinear Hebrew English Old Testament / Bible" . The book has "2013 Pages". I will try my best to read the "Hebrew Bible". Your lesson will help me to understand & read the Holy Book. Thank you so much Dear @Hebrew for this lesson.

@Upvoted & @Resteemed.

Great lesson. This is very important to know about the lamed. Upvoted.

in this post i know your language,
thanks for this..
@upvote and @resteem us done

Today i knew a new language name from reading your post.Thank you @hebrew

Being a student of cultural study it is very much important for me to comprehend the basics of maximum languages. As far as i know Hebrew is the most ancient language and after reading your blogs i got the chance to learn it's basics and some general words in a very brilliant way. The way you teach the words is highly appreciable.
Thank you so very much for the today's lesson @hebrew

Stay Blessed!

I appreciate that. Thank you . I do put a lot of time into my blogs.


Thank you so much sir ....@hebrew that you are back.nice post.following and upvoted resteemed.

Hello Sir, @hebrew First of all, accept my sincere love and respect. The language you discussed in this committee is very important for community members because a member of the community is very aware of this language internationally. You have created a discussion topic on a great topic that really The importance of and important issues. If we have these community members, we should have a strong sense of language and acquire knowledge about this language. This language is related to the relationship that you have discussed is very important.

Its not easy to learn different language but you describes here so easily. Really its a great post ,i like to learn different language so it will be easy if i follow you. Your dtube will be very useful learning post for me and others who is interested this language, i appreciate you and your learning post , thanks to share your valuable post.

wow another lesonable lerning video series.
i try to heart & soully to learn ancient language..
thanks for share my dear teacher @hebrew

Hiii Shabbat Shalom / @hebrew,
Happy Weekend, and best of luck from me to you, stay Blessed. and Wellcome with your new post with new Lessons about The ancient language of ivrit and your work is going very well your efforts now on right path results came very positive. So much awareness about this historical Language. You today teaching about the identification of masculine (m) and feminine (f) nouns by their plural forms. great way of teaching. Lots of Love and appreciations for you.

Dear @hebrew,
The language you discussed in the community is very great and it is very important to the committee member to do research on your research. I do not think this language. If we are interested in knowing a dream family then it will be very good and the issue you discussed is very important.

Last week I promised you that I will try to learn Hebrew language. As promised I learn these Hebrew Alphabet & also months name. I think I should start with the alphabet because it is the basics.


@upvote & @resteem done.

Great lesson and important language.this is valuable post.
Thanks @hebrew
Have a great day.

Not only the DTube video, your great writing also helpful to get a clear idea about Hebrew lesson!

Thank you and Shabbat Shalom~

My favorite @hebrew language teacher is here with another great lesson <3
Thank you @hebrew for being so kind to all of us <3

Upvote done sir!

great post. hebrew language is very heard. always i love hebrew language. thanks for sharing

Great explaining thank you so much master @hebrew, for the
knowledge.thank for resteem.....

Shabbat Shalom. Another very good lesson to practice our Hebrew.

yes , it's a great info for us .

Thank you for sharing your post sir

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Awesome dtube language category. Best language hebrew.thank you sir share with us

@hebrew Beautiful way to teach ancient languages ​​of living ancient times. You are doing excellent work by teaching you beautifully simple way that Hebrew is really great for students like me.I do not know some people are trying to develop language skills here. But you have already done it.

Every time I learn something new from your wonderful posts! I wish I could speak ibrit - it hides so much secrets and surprises inside I would never know without your lessons here

@hebrew is the most ancient and popular language..
me too like it..👍👍👍👍
thanks a lot @hebrew for sharing such nice post..

After reading your today's post Sir @Hebrew, i google for more words about Hebrew Language. I found these useful words & i learned these words. Hebrew language is amazing.
שבוע- shavu'a- week
שנה -shanah- year
היום -hayom -today
מחר -machar -tomorrow
אתמול -etmol -yesterday
לוח שנה -luach shana -calendar
שעה -sha'ah - hour
דקה -dakah -minute.

@upvote & @resteem.

dear sir you always learn us something about this language, thanks, i @upvoted


Hello @hebrew,

Learning Hebrew no an easy task, but teaching it very difficult task. But your teaching style make things easier. One letter per day, with examples and how it pronounce & examples makes things easy to get. Extraordinary good methodology you are using to teach this ancient language to us!

I ready do love the way you translate the bible from the Hebrews to English. I am a fellow believer of Christ Jesus. Thank you for this wonderful translation of Genesis.

Dear @Hebrew

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Your Best Regard @Applo

thanks for share this article & love your post
@upvote & @resteem done...

Thanks for sharing these back to back Hebrew reading articles . It's very educative . Namaste

Very good and useful series for Hebrew reading and learning . Thanks dear , shabat shalom.

I am very appreciate to read your excellent post.

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge with us @hebrew

This is a very excellent and informative post.

I am very appreciate to read your post @hebrew

Wow great post,very informative.
i am intersted about this .Thnaks for sharing dear :)
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Are you a spy? I'm not telling you anymore!

Thank you, but I don't think that I am.

Well...ill agree with everyone that making a lesson on Dtube is just great.I won't stillis very confusing for me but i keep trying.So many great things described in the holy language... @hebrew

Your post is so helpful for a christian...........

@hebrew ידידי היקר זה לכתוב שיעור חשוב מאוד ושיעור שימושי מאוד.תודה על שיתוף עם us.I לחכות לך השיעור הבא

Many Arabic words are derived from Hebrew, which proves that the Jews lived long with the Arabs, and that our two languages are very close.
In fact we lived side by side without serious problems, unfortunately this is not the case today and it is a pity.
I hope that in the future all this animosity will be reabsorbed and we will be able to live in peace with our very close cousins.

Thank you @hebrew, Your blog is very well done. I follow you

"The word below is the name David - better pronounced in Hebrew and Dah-Veed."
That's mean that whole my life I know this name with wrong pronounce.
Will wait for your next post.
You are interesting people.
upvote , follow , resteem dear

there have many things to learn from you.. @hebrew
everyone should have knowledge about their language.
love you @hebrew 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

Gracias @hebrew, Tu blog está muy bien hecho. te seguiré


great post,i am happy to see your post,my dear friend @hebrew,good article and great idea,thanks for share,

great idea boss..

@upvote and @resteem is done


Gracias @hebrew, Tu blog está muy bien hecho.
Excelente, para principiantes, y sobre todo es lo que transmites la Biblia. te seguiré

triple sevens (777) numerically symbolise Yahweh. He is the pinnacle of perfection, power and far as Scripture is concerned, seven is the number of perfection and holiness. ... the number 777 numerically expresses the Almighty's Truth as regards His 7th day Sabbath, His 7 annual Sabbaths, His 7th year Sabbath and His 7th thousand year Sabbath - the millennium.

Thank you for this post, i'm very young in my learning of Hebrew.

So the Aleph with the patach vowel point makes the "ahh" sound, and the Bet with kamatz vowel point makes the "bahh" sound, then the last Aleph is silent.

Why does the language keep the 'Aleph' at the end if it has no sound? Why not just have Aleph Bet with the vowel points to say "Abba"?

we are on the last lessons wow started and ended so quickly can't even imagine i am learning with you :) this is a great lesson and a simple i guess but there is something to be remembered to not make a mistake with other words

I am interested to know about different language..
as a most ancient & populalar language I have interested to @hebrew also..
thanks a lot @hebrew for sharing such nice & informative post..

פוסט ההוראה שלך נראה טוב מאוד. באמצעות זה אנחנו יכולים ללמוד הרבה על השפה.

I feel blessed to be amongst those that read this. I joined this platform among the educating posts I've been following their series, yours stood out. Teaching is an art possessed by a few. the way you explicitly teaches is noteworthy. I salute your knowledge sir.
Apart from the language learning process which I applaud you for sir, the story of creation that comes with it is also what I found to be interesting. As a Christian, we were told similar story too but learning it in a different language apart from my local dialect makes it more educating.
Thanks for always teaching.

its good article..i am happy to see your post..
i am admire to see you dear..@hebrew sir..

Hi...@hebrew. thank you so much for your DTube sharing about Hebrew is very complex language for can we learn it easy.

My most loved @hebrew dialect instructor is here with another extraordinary lesson. Much obliged to you @hebrew for being so kind to every one of us

You are a wise teacher and give or teach new things to other steemans
Thank's for sharing @hebrew

its so awesome idea of ancient language of ivrit in dtube..
i agreed your work,,you are the artists of this language ,,
no doubt its so great work to learn this language

Hebrew language always wait for this every wekend to learn thanks sir GOD bless you

its so gorgeous way of learn Ivrit,,no doubt its so
great dlive for Ivrit ,,,thanks @hebrew

Thanks for educating us sir on Hebrew language GOD bless you

You have noteworthy plan to give steemians without a doubt your important supporters. All around clarified about Genesis 1:15 letter. Compose too difficult to mine. Be that as it may, simple than chinese dialect.

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