Hebrew Bible


Hebrew Bible (HEE-broo BYE-bl) listen


  • n. A term non-Jews sometimes use when referring to the Old Testament.

Example Sentences

  • "For Hebrew specifically, I find knowing Hebrew helps you appreciate the poetry of the Hebrew Bible much more since poetry is nearly untranslatable especially since Hebrew poetry tends to be terse and English poetry verbose." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)


  • North America


  • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).


  • Jews commonly refer to the Old Testament as the TANAKH.

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