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Eliezer Ben Yehuda

Eliezer Ben Yehuda (1857-1922) was a pioneer in the development of the modern Hebrew language.

Ben Yehuda moved to Palestine in 1881. In his work, he remained focused on his goal to revive Hebrew as a living tongue and make it the vernacular among Jews in Palestine. He wrote a "Complete Dictionary of Ancient and Modern Hebrew." In 1910 he published the first of six volumes. After his death, his family continued publishing his dictionary. The dictionary lists all the words used in Hebrew literature from the time of Abraham to modern times. Due to his great perseverance, Eliezer Ben Yehuda was able to achieve his goal - today the modern State of Israel speaks the ancient language of Hebrew. 

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