​Eliezer Ben Yehuda, author of the first modern Hebrew dictionary and editor of the first Hebrew-language daily newspaper, became known as the "reviver" of the Hebrew language.

Reviving Hebrew: The Modern Language of the Ancients

 

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​One man was the driving force behind the revival of the ancient language of Hebrew.

A visionary linguist who realized the dream of transforming an ages-old language to meet the modern needs of life in the Land of Israel, Eliezer Ben Yehuda, author of the first modern Hebrew dictionary and editor of the first Hebrew-language daily newspaper, became known as the "reviver" of the Hebrew language.

WATCH how today’s Hebrew was brought to life by Eliezer Ben Yehuda (1858-1922) and see why young people keep visiting his house in Jerusalem.