I am learning Hebrew and am wondering if Modern and Biblical Hebrew differ significantly or if they are somewhat similar. I am aware that the alphabet and such are the same, I am just not sure about the vocabulary/grammar.
It’s customary to compare Biblical and Modern Hebrew to Shakespearean and Modern English.
Although the differences between the two dialects of Hebrew is a little greater, this comparison seems fair to me.
The vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation have changed a lot since ancient times, but generally any speaker of Modern Hebrew can open the bible on any page and read.
on: 11th January 10