In modern English, a scapegoat is someone who takes the blame for what others have done.
Behemoth – This English word meaning a huge animal comes from the Biblical Book of Job (), where it’s described as a large, grass-eating animal.
Meaning a wise person who knows a lot, it derives from the Hebrew word mavin, or understand.
Abacus – A manual computing device consisting of a frame holding parallel rods strung with movable counters, the word abacus originally referred to a drawing board that was covered with dust.
Leviathan – This English word meaning a great sea creature is directly taken from the Hebrew word for whale: leviaton.Babble – The Torah recounts how the generation after Noah tried to build a tower high enough to reach the very heavens and challenge God.Instead, God toppled this Tower of Babel, and punished its builders by multiplying their languages so they could no longer understand each other.Brouhaha – This word, meaning a noisy or overexcited reaction or response to something, was borrowed by English speakers from the French in the 19 Century.It’s thought to derive from the common Hebrew welcome Baruch Ha-ba, or Blessed is He (or she) who comes.