Biblical Hebrew Study Book – Cain and Abel (part 2)


The story of Cain and Abel is one of the first stories in the Bible.

Actually, there is almost no one who doesn’t know the story of these two brothers, the sons of Adam and Eve.

But what is the meaning of the names קין (kayin) Cain and הבל (hevel) Abel?

You already know that in Hebrew there is a meaning to every name and word. In this case, the meanings could teach you a lot more about this Biblical story.

What is the modern meaning of Cain’s question, “השומר אחי אנוכי” (hashomer achi anochi)? (Genesis 4:9)

Also, what is the meaning of the names of Kain’s decedents חנוך (chanoch), למך (lemech), יובל (yuval), and others. (Genesis chapter 4).

You can read about all this and much more, in our Biblical Hebrew study books about the Biblical time period of the generations after Adam and Eve.

More words you will read about and get an understanding for their meaning in Biblical Hebrew, from these study books are:

  • משכן (mishkan)
  • משיח (mashiach)

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Test yourself - how well can you manage in Hebrew?

How do you read the name of the following letter?

Do you recognize all of the following letters?
א – ש – ד – ג – ץ – ף - ס

Which of the following letters is not a special "final letter"?

How do you read the following word?

Can you differentiate between the following words and do you know what each word means?
שֶׁמֶשׁ – שַׁמָשׁ

How do you read the following word?

Which of the following words is not plural?

Complete the sentence:
אני ________ את הספר על השולחן

The meaning of the Hebrew word שְׁלֵמִים is:

Complete the sentence:
אֲנִי אוֹהֶבֶת _________ יִשְׂרָאֵל.

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