Hebrew prepositions and conjunctions

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Hebrew prepositions and conjunctions

In Hebrew, prepositions and conjunctions are written together with the next word, like our prefixes.
The definite article is also written together.

Gen 1:1

בְּרֵאשִׁית בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֵת הָאָֽרֶץ
Breshit bara Elohim et ha-shamayim ve-et ha-aretz
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth

בְּרֵאשִׁית(Breshit)In beginning

The preposition IN, the AND and the definite article (הַ) are highlighted in red in the text A feature is immediately visible - they are written together with the next word.

Definite article


The House of God, or as it is also called the Temple of God in Hebrew, is simply a HOUSE with a definite article.
Because your father's house is the same as your house.

בַּיִת (beit) - house.

‏הַבַּיִת (a-Beit) - temple.

הַר ‏הַבַּיִת (Har a-Beit) - Temple mountain.


- שֵׁם (shem) - name.

‏הַשֵׁם (Ha-Shem) - Yahweh.


מָשִׁיחַ (mashiach) - the anointed one.

‏הַמָשִׁיחַ (Ha-Mashiach) - The Anointed One (Christ).

בְּ (be) — in
    example: בְּבַּיִת (bebeit — in house), בְּפַטִישׁ (bepatísh — hummer).

לְ (le) — at)
    example: הוֹדוּ לַיהוָה כִּי ־ טוֹב כִּי לְעוֹלָם חַסְדּֽוֹ (Hodu lAdonai ki tov, ki leolam hasdo — Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.).

אֶל (el) — to.

עַל (al). — about:
    example: הוּא מְדַבֵּר עַל (hu medabér al… — he speaks about…).

לִפְנֵי (lifnéi) — before.

אַחֲרֵי (aharéi) — after.

מֵאֲחוֹרֵי (meahoréi) — behind
    example: מֵאֲחוֹרֵי הַבַּיִת נִמְצָא גַּן (meahoréi habáit nimtcá gan — there is a garden behind the house).

עַד (ad) — til
    example: עַד הַבַּיִת (ad habáit — til house)

מִן (min) — from
    example: מִן הַחֶדֶר (min hakhéder — from room), מִן הָעַמוּד (min haamúd) — from post.

עִם (im) — with
    example: אֲנִי עִם דָוִד (aní im Dávid — I'm with David).

אֵת (et) — at
    example: אֵת הַבַּיִת (et habáit — at house).

אֵצֶל (etcél — at)
    example: אֵצֶל דָוִד (etcél Dávid — David has)


שֵׁם (shem) — name

ב שֵׁם ( beshém ) - by name
      example: Blessing the next in The name of the Lord coming in the name Yahweh!)

לְ שֵׁם ( leshem ) - in name
      example: L Shem Yahweh ( leshém Adonai - in the name of Yahweh)

עַל שֵׁם ( al shem ) - of name
      example: עַל שֵׁם אֲחֵיהֶם )

מי שֵׁם ( mishém ) - on behalf of
      example: he said this m - it's one of many names)