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The phrase's first appearance is already in the Mishnah :. The following are recited in the Holy Tongue: The declaration made at the ' First Fruits ', the formula of ' Halizah ', the blessings and curses, the benediction of the priests …". In its narrow sense, Lashon Hakodesh refers not to the Hebrew language in its entirety, but rather to the Biblical Hebrew only. In its broader sense, it was used for combining Hebrew and Talmudic- Aramaic within the Rabbinic Hebrew , which served the purpose of writing the Jewish classical texts of the Middle Ages and the Early modern period.
Why Is Hebrew Called the Holy Tongue (Lashon Hakodesh)?
Author Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein knows there are no definitive answers on the development of Lashon Hakodesh and does his best to offer various theories and opinions. This is in line with what Professor Haym Soloveitchik so astutely noted: history is not a question of logical possibilities, but of historical probabilities. The title conveys the message that Lashon Hakodesh and Hebrew are two different languages. Klein dedicates a chapter showing that Modern Hebrew, while connected to Lashon Hakodesh, is clearly not identical to the elemental Lashon Hakodesh language. The book is a fascinating and engaging reference to the topic.
Lashon HaKodesh: History, Holiness, & Hebrew (2nd Ed.)
It is believed that in the earliest age of man, that time before antiquity, when history began, everyone in the world could understand one another. In the book of Genesis, the bible states that the whole world spoke one language. This means that even travelers from distant lands were able to communicate with those they encountered, and both parties were still able to understand the words being spoken. However, this fantastic advantage was only allowed for a certain period of time. After the world wide flood during the era of Noah, man was told to populate the entire world again.