Language Scientific’s Hebrew Translation Services

Language Scientific provides high quality Hebrew translation services, supplying technical, medical and scientific translation, localization and interpreting into and out of Hebrew. We are a US-based language services company serving over 1,500 global corporations. Our specialization, focus, industry-leading quality management standards and customer-centered attitude have earned us the trust of many of the world’s best technology, engineering, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies.

Language Scientific has two divisions—Technical and Engineering Localization and Translation Services Division and Medical and Pharmaceutical Localization and Translation Services Division. Both groups provide a full range of Hebrew language services including:

We offer a unique depth of subject-matter expertise via our Advanced Scientific Knowledge network (ASKnetwork™) and globalization know-how for companies in the Aerospace & Defense, Chemical, Clinical Research, Energy, Healthcare, Industrial Manufacturing, Medical Device, Pharmaceutical, Technology and related industries. Our ASKnetwork™ of over 6,000 specialists comprises multilingual engineers, doctors and scientists working in over 75 countries on 5 continents.

Language Scientific’s unique Accreditation Program for Technical and Medical Translators, along with a rigorous Quality Management System, ensures the quality standards that our clients have come to depend on. Language Scientific is an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17100:2015 certified company.

At Language Scientific, we are driven by the mission to set the new Standard of Quality for technical translation and localization. It is this mission that drives our success and sets us apart as a company. When you need precise global communication, Language Scientific is the clear choice.

Hebrew Language Statistics/Facts

The only country that declares Hebrew as an official language is Israel. Currently, Hebrew and Arabic are the two official languages of Israel. Hebrew has historically only been spoken by practicing members of Judaism. The Samaritans, a small group of non-ethnic Jews, are some of the only known people that have also historically used the Hebrew language.

Towards the end of the 19th century, the Hebrew language experienced a period of revival and rapid growth. It had previously not been used as a spoken language since the 2nd century BCE and instead was used as a liturgical language in religious ceremonies. Since the late 19th century, Hebrew has not only gained popularity in Israel but also among Jewish diaspora worldwide. Hebrew is categorized under the Afro-Asiatic language group and belongs to the Canaanite subgroup of languages.

Hebrew Dialects

Dialect Region
Modern Currently spoken in Israel and other Hebrew communities worldwide (for everyday use)
Classical Practiced for prayer and historical studies

Countries Where Hebrew Is Spoken

  • Australia
  • Germany
  • Palestinian West Bank and Gaza
  • United Kingdom
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • Panama
  • United States

Hebrew Speaking Country Data

Country: Israel

Capital: Jerusalem

Population: 8,299,706

Parliamentary Democracy :President Reuven Rivlin

Currency: New Shekel

GDP (ppp): $35,200
Unemployment: 5.0%
Government Type: Parliamentary Democracy
Industries: Defense, agriculture, finance, service, technology, metal, electronic, biomedical, processed foods, chemicals and transport equipment

There are 6 districts plus other areas in Israel:

  • Jerusalem District
  • Northern District
  • Haifa District
  • Central District
  • Tel Aviv District
  • Southern District
  • Judea and Samaria Area

Hebrew History

Hebrew as a spoken language has been traced as far back as the 10th century BCE to the regions of modern day Israel. The earliest documented Hebrew text that has been recovered is the Old Testament of the Bible. Hebrew is one of the oldest known living languages that is currently still spoken. Hebrew was once a very widely spoken language, historically used as a sacred language. Mishnaic Hebrew was the last dialect of Hebrew that was spoken as a native language in the region of Israel prior to downfall of Hebrew.

The Hebrew language has gone through phases of decline followed by a revival of the language. At one point, there were essentially no Hebrew speakers outside of a religious capacity.During the Middle Ages, the land of modern day Israel was under the rule of Muslim powers and the people spoke a Semitic language. This lasted from the 7th century BCE until the 16th century when the area was controlled by the Turks under the Ottoman Empire. Throughout history, the people of Israel have experienced both religious and social discrimination from many neighboring Israel nations. The recent revival of the language has led to a heightened sense of Israel nationalism for practicing Jews. Zionism is the term used to refer to the nationalist movement and support for the global Jewish community.

From the 2nd century BCE until 1880, Hebrew was not spoken as a native language anywhere. Instead during this time period Hebrew was spoken solely as a liturgical language used in Jewish religious ceremonies and prayer. Hebrew did not experience a resurgence as a native spoken language until the late 19th century, while the primary surge was experienced in 1880. Modern Hebrew is currently the language spoken by Jewish diaspora worldwide and is most popularly spoken in Israel. Modern Hebrew is mutually intelligible among most Jewish communities worldwide since the language has been restored.

Historically, Hebrew has typically been limited to Jewish communities as a spoken language. Although certain groups of people outside of Judaism, such as the Samaritans, spoke Hebrew. Yiddish is considered a High German language and while both Hebrew and Yiddish are written using the Hebrew alphabet, it is an entirely different language. Yiddish is spoken by members of a particular sect of Judaism, the Hasidic Jews. There are communities of Jewish diaspora scattered around the United States that use Hebrew daily as a liturgical language.

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