"The dream of some Zionists for the restoration of Hebrew as a living language has as little chance of success as the dream of the restoration of a Jewish state in Palestine."
- Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1905.
Ezekiel:36:24,33-35 - 24: “For I will take you from among the heathen, and gather you out of all countries, and will bring you into your own land”; 33:"Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded”; 34: “And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by”; 35: “And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.”
“And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest...(Ezekiel:37:3).
“And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land: And I will make them one nation in the land upon the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king to them all: and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divided into two kingdoms any more at all” (Ezekiel:37:21-22).
In 1982, Hebrew was designated the official language of Israel.