Hebrew voice-over production made simple
As an established Hebrew International voice-over agency, Matinée Multilingual has been providing a professional Hebrew Voice-Over Service and Hebrew Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Hebrew voice-over talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or IVR, we’ll help you select the best Hebrew voice-over talent for the job. We can record wild or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice, same day, via FTP. We can also lay-back the audio onto your video, and re-work the captions where necessary.
To check the availability of our voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the quick Quote form opposite, and we'll respond within one hour. Or you can email email@example.com or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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A short history of the Hebrew language
Hebrew, one of the oldest languages in the world, belongs to the Canaanite branch of the Northwest Semitic sub-section of the Afroasiatic family of languages.
It dates back to the 10th century BCE, and was spoken up until the fall of Jerusalem in 587 BCE, after which it became practically extinct as a spoken language. However, it continued to survive as the literary language of Judaism, in prayers and holy texts. The Torah, and most of the rest of the Hebrew Bible, is written in Classical Hebrew.
In the late 19th century Eliezer Ben Yehudah led the revival of the spoken language, devoting his life to adapting Hebrew for modern life. Modern Hebrew gradually grew in use, and became the official language of the State of Israel when it was created in 1948. Read more
Which countries have Hebrew as a national language?
Modern Hebrew is one of Israel’s two official languages, along with Arabic.
How many people speak Hebrew as their first language?
It is estimated that over five million people around the world speak Hebrew as their first language, with a further four million speaking it as their second language. Most of these live in Israel.
The United States has the second largest Hebrew-speaking population in the world, with over 200,000 fluent speakers.
Did you know…
- The word Hebrew is derived from the name Eber, a descendant of Shem (one of the sons of Noah, Genesis 10:21). All Hebrew descendants are called Semites, after Shem. According to Jewish tradition, all of humanity spoke Hebrew until the Tower of Babel was built. Eber refused to help, so he and his family preserved their original language.
- Eliezer Ben Yehuda created thousands of new words as part of his revival of the Hebrew language for modern use. He co-founded the Hebrew Language Committee and wrote the Complete Dictionary of Ancient and Modern Hebrew, in 17 volumes.
- The Hebrew alphabet consists of 22 letters – all consonants. This makes it difficult for those unfamiliar with the language to know how to pronounce words from the way they are written. There is a system for indicating vowels (dating back to the 8th century), using small dots and dashes above and below the consonants, but it is not in everyday use.
- English words of Hebrew origin include amen, behemoth, cherub, hallelujah, jubilee, kibbutz, kosher, manna, messiah, rabbi and sabbatical.
The Israeli economy
Israel, which in 2012 ranked 16th out of 187 nations on the UN’s Human Development Index, has a technologically advanced market economy.
It is one of the world’s centres for cut diamonds; other major exports include high-tech products and pharmaceuticals. Imports include crude oil, raw materials, motor vehicles and military equipment.
Israel’s concentration of high-tech industries has earned it the nickname ‘Silicon Wadi’. The country became a member of the OECD in 2010.