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The 400 Most Frequently Occuring Hebrew Words

This site is about the 400 most frequently occuring Hebrew words in the Bible.

It is set up to begin with the most frequently occuring and end with the 400th. If you want to learn to read Hebrew this list will give you a great jump start.

Let's get started with the Top 10.

Click on the words for more detail about them:

1.

Eternal NAME of God

say HaShem or Adonai

2.

al

on, upon, over; about, concerning.

3.

asher

who; which; that

4.

el

to, towards, for

5.

kol

all, every, any

6.

amar

to say, said

7.

lo

no, not

8.

ben

son

9.

ki (say English "key")

that, for, because

10

hayah

to be, was, to become, come to pass

Next Words 11 - 20

Before we go any further, there are a few "words" I need to add. I put quotation marks around "words" because the following letters would be words if they were translated into English, but in Hebrew they letters ATTACHED to a word.

If the letter Hey ה is ATTACHED to the front of a Hebrew word it means = The

ה occurs tens of thousands + times.


If the letter Vav ו is ATTACHED to the front of a Hebrew word it means = And

ו occurs tens of thousands + times.


If the letter Beyt ב is ATTACHED to the front of a Hebrew word it means = in, at, by, with.


If the letter Kaf כ is ATTACHED to the front of a Hebrew word it means = As, like, according to


If the letter Lamed ל is ATTACHED to the front of a Hebrew word it means = to, at, for, towards


If the letter Mem מ is ATTACHED to the front of a Hebrew word it means = from, out of


Another important word is את et is a pointer to the definite direct object

et is not translated in English, but it occurs over 7,300 times in the Tanach.


For example in the first verse of the Bible, it says "God created".

What did He create? את השמים ואת הארץ

The red letters are our "Hey ה = The" and our "Vav ו = And".

The blue "ET" points to the definite direct objects ""HaShamayim = the Heaven" "HaArets = the Earth"