Over 7 million people worldwide speak Hebrew.2.
The Hebrew alphabet consists of 22 characters.3.
The oldest examples of written Hebrew date back to between the 11th and 10th centuries BC.4.
Phonetically Hebrew occupies a middle place between Arabic, on the one hand, and Aramaic, on the other.5.
Hebrew is significant as a traditional and historical language for people of the Christian and Jewish faiths. It is also the origin of the Yiddish language spoken by many Jews in Eastern Europe.