Bible Review 7:6, December 1991

Hebrew for Bible Readers

Using pronouns and nouns

By Keith N. Schoville

Bible Review

Now that we have learned the Hebrew alphabet and the vowel signs and other pronunciation aids, let’s turn to pronouns and nouns.

As you can see in the chart below, Hebrew personal pronouns indicate the person, number and gender of the individual referred to, except for the first person, “I” and “we.” The Hebrew words for “I” and “we” signal person and number, but not gender.

Singular Pronouns

Plural Pronouns

ykinOàa;a, ynIa}

(ahnee, ah-no-chee)
I
Wnj]n"aÒ
(ah-nach-nu)
we

hT;a'

(aht-tah)
you (m.)
µT,a'
(aht-tem)
you (m.)

T]a'

(aht)
you (f.)
÷T,a'
(aht-ten)
you (f.)

aWh

(hoo)
he, it (m.)
µhe
(hem)
they (m.)

ayhi

(hee)
she, it (f.)
÷he
(hen)
they (f.)
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