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Old 11-28-2006, 01:18 PM
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I don't think Hebrew counts. For centuries it was a dead language, preserved only in Jewish religious texts, then it was deliberately revived.
It may not have been used in casual conversation, but it was certainly used in many Jewish religious texts that were authored over the centuries, from Torah and Talmud commentaries to codifications of Jewish Law (halacha) to philosphical/ethical works to newly-devised liturgical poems. That's far from "dead."