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It is important to understand Hebrew has changed over the millennia, as do all languages. Hebrew may be the oldest language still active so it may have changed even more than other languages. This book discusses the Biblical Hebrew of the Old Testament Bible, which is very different from Modern Hebrew. The typical Hebrew text of the Old Testament Bible is the Masoretic text.
The Masoretic texts are based on the incorrect premise ancient Hebrew did not contain any vowels. This is a common assumption which careful research demonstrates is incorrect. This premise resulted from actions twisting the language to obscure the Sacred Name of God. The Masoretic texts add marks called "vowel points" to indicate the proper pronunciation. These "vowel points" were not in the original texts. When I work with Biblical Hebrew, I do not use the vowel points at all.
Biblical Hebrew uses an entirely different script than the Latin script with which most are familiar. Transliteration is valuable to convert the unfamiliar Hebrew script to a more familiar Latin script. Transliteration also provides the opportunity to have some reasonable understanding of the pronunciation.
Additional details about Biblical Hebrew Transliteration can be found at the website:
The appendix of the book contains part of Genesis illustrating Hebrew transliteration and the Sacred Name IAUA.
The following chart shows the Hebrew alphabet with a suggested Latin transliteration. This is a highly simplified and abbreviated pronunciation guide, which does not cover all the subtleties of modern pronunciation. I have significantly modified the transliteration from what others suggest by including the vowel letters A, E, I, O, and U.
My premise is the Biblical Hebrew language use is more regular and consistent than most modern languages. My research suggests Modern Spanish is very similar to ancient Hebrew in this respect. The simple consistent use of Spanish vowels and their pronunciations seems to match Biblical Hebrew vowels.
Biblical Hebrew Transliteration Chart