While the origins and use of Hebrew and the proposal of Hebrew as the official language came with the members of the Mayflower to America, the actual origin of the language lies in Israel in the second millennium BCE. It was identified from texts that in the 14th and 13 centuries of the BCE, Israelite tribes in the Canaan used Hebrew. Although early texts indicate this use, Hebrew was identified in history as a proper spoken and literary language only in 587 BCE characterized by the fall of Jerusalem. The Biblical version of Hebrew was in fact a literary language that was spoken as a very common dialect during 1006 and 587 BCE. The Fall of Jerusalem led to what is now called as the Babylonian exile and this exile in essence is what could have caused the disappearance of the language from its more dominant form. The biblical forms of Hebrew survived because of the dead sea scrolls and other literature of the same era. Some sections of the Bible make use of this more archaic Hebrew and some makes use of a more later version indicating the differences with the former classical version that was lost during the period of the exile. Biblical Hebrew hence was quite lost for complete study and the lexical items that are preserved of the classical Hebrew are only around 8,000. This could not be held to understand or assess a proper language. Despite the original assessment that could have been made probable if the Fall of Jerusalem had not happened, some facts are still clearly established when it comes to the language. Firstly, it is established that Hebrew is indeed from the Canaanite language. There are many peculiar elements identified with the language and some of them are observed in the case of Hebrew. There are some allusions made to Aramaean ancestors and some researchers have even introspected the language for understanding how Hebrew roots can be useful for distinguishing the linguistics of the language from the genera Canaanite languages. However, what made it difficult to understand Hebrew in its evolution of linguistic usages was that it was not a homogeneous linguistic system. In a homogeneous linguistic system, it would have been possible to segregate the language into different layers. For Hebrew, the Canaanite layer would have been at the top. The Akkadian influences and the Aramaic and Semitic influences would have been seen as lesser layers. Hebrew, on the other hand, is what is called a Mischsprache or a hybrid form of language. In the hybrid form, the layers cannot be easily distinguished. However, the mischsprache has also been challenged because it was possible to identify some traces of ancient Aramaic in Hebrew. Aramaic components are indeed identified in the phonology, morphology and lexicon of biblical Hebrew. A geography and time based influence on Hebrew has hence been identified. Despite these affects, it is contended that Biblical Hebrew which saw its decline after the fall of Jerusalem might have revived in the other form called as Rabbinic Hebrew. Later over the years, other foreign languages started to have a strong impact on the language.