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When Israelis read the Christian Bible or...

Jewish Tanakh do they read it in modern or biblical Hebrew?

July 6, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Walrosse

Jewish Tanakh is definitely read in biblical Hebrew (there are some books used for interpretation). Not sure about the new testimony (we don't read it normally), but I don't think it's written in biblical Hebrew.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shamirush

The new testament has been translated to Hebrew by Christians churches and Messianic congregations, but the versions that I have seen use Modern Hebrew.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristianofPeace

If you know any Christians I'd really like to know.

I figured the Jewish community would read in biblical Hebrew, but the Christians (I know there aren't too many in Israel.) I assume would read in regular modern Hebrew.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pumbush

Most of the Christians in Israel will read it in other languages...

2% of israeli citizens are Christians and 80% of them are Arab Christians


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristianofPeace

That's crazy 2% of Americans are Jewish and most are Christian. So we're like opposites. Wow, so there are very few Christian Israelis. That's even less than I thought. How are Christians viewed over there? Is there any dislike or are people fine with you being Christian?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Walrosse

DocHatteras you have to understand that you are talking about a small group of religious fanatics and fundamentalists in tiny areas inside Jerusalem who does not, in any way, represent entire Israel..

I am 100% positive that you can practice any religion you want in Tel-aviv, Haifa, Beer Sheva, other parts of Jerusalem and any other place in Israel for that matter. Hell, I'm pretty sure that if I go into these orthodox neighborhoods on Saturday with a phone, or any other day with "immodest clothing" I will be spitted on too..

Let alone the fact that in northern Israel there are so many churches, monasteries and entire christian villages, and I have never heard any complaints from them. All I am saying is that you can't blame an entire country based on the actions of a small group of people, racism and ignorance exists everywhere.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pumbush

I asked my mother, she read The New Testament for her studies. She said a Hebrew speaker will read it in biblical Hebrew.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/efrat.segel

Though it could only be biblical-like, since the translations are new and not actually from the time of the bible.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristianofPeace

Thanks a ton, friend.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bearandbull

isn't the new testament written in Greek


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pumbush

Yes but it is translated


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Revoltution

the new testament is in "biblical like" hebrew, it was translated from greek. the old testemant is in biblical hebrew?

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