Time was, many thousands of years ago, when Hebrew, in its most ancient form, did not have two or three hundred words. But since that long, long ago time, Hebrew has grown mightily, to become one of the great modern languages of the world. The story of its growth from a mere handful of words to its present rich estate is colorful and dramatic. It has never been told before. In this book, the story of the growth of the Hebrew language is written with clarity. charm and distinction.