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Hebrew Language and Literature

Hebrew (עִבְרִית, Ivrit,  Hebrew pronunciation (help·info)) is a Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family. Culturally, it is considered[by whom?] the language of the Jewish people, though other Jewish languages had originated among diaspora Jews, and the Hebrew language is also used by non-Jewish groups, such as the Samaritans. Modern Hebrew is spoken by most of the seven million people in Israel while Classical Hebrew has been used for prayer or study in Jewish communities around the world. The language is attested from the 10th century BCE[citation needed] to the late Second Temple period, after which the language developed into Mishnaic Hebrew. Modern Hebrew is one of the official languages of Israel, along with Arabic.

Ancient Hebrew is also the liturgical tongue of the Samaritans, while modern Hebrew or Arabic is their vernacular, though today about 700 Samaritans remain. As a foreign language it is studied mostly by Jews and students of Judaism and Israel, archaeologists and linguists specializing in the Middle East and its civilizations, by theologians, and in Christian seminaries.

The core of the Torah (the first five books of the Hebrew Bible), and most of the rest of the Hebrew Bible, is written in Classical Hebrew, and much of its present form is specifically the dialect of Biblical Hebrew that scholars believe flourished around the 6th century BCE, around the time of the Babylonian exile. For this reason, Hebrew has been referred to by Jews as Leshon HaKodesh (לשון הקודש), "The Holy Language", since ancient times.

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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

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$24,000

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January 08, 2019
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Boren Fellowship

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January 30, 2019
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AFCEA ROTC Scholarship

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AFCEA ROTC Scholarship

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)

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Up to $3,000

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February 22, 2019
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Aspen Mitzvah Fund Scholarship

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Aspen Mitzvah Fund Scholarship

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Samuel Cochran Endowed Generativity Scholarship

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Samuel Cochran Endowed Generativity Scholarship

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Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship

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Jane Buttrey Memorial Scholarship

University of Montana Western

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Bollinger-Barsch Foreign Language Scholarship

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Bollinger-Barsch Foreign Language Scholarship

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Harold S. Gulliver, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

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Harold S. Gulliver, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

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Caroline Heath Tunstall-Elizabeth Calvert Page Dabney Scholarship

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Caroline Heath Tunstall-Elizabeth Calvert Page Dabney Scholarship

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Lillian M. Reed Modern Foreign Language Award - ATU

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Lillian M. Reed Modern Foreign Language Award - ATU

Arkansas Tech University

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