Definition of Hebraist in English:

Hebraist

noun

  • A scholar of the Hebrew language.

    • ‘Likewise modern scholarship has translated Matthew back to Hebrew and discovered puns there which disappear in Greek (I'm no Hebraist, so don't ask me).’
    • ‘And Gill was probably the greatest Hebraist of the 18th century (before the rise of ‘higher criticism’) and staunchly defended biblical inerrancy, and only very rarely pointed out textual problems.’

Pronunciation

Hebraist

/ˈhiːbreɪɪst/