Hebrew literature refers to the body of written works created in the Hebrew language, a Semitic language historically spoken by the Israelites and Jewish communities around the world. Hebrew is the language of the Hebrew Bible (Tanakh), which is a central religious text in Judaism, and it has a rich literary tradition that spans several millennia.

Hebrew literature can be categorized into different historical periods:

Hebrew literature has played a central role in preserving Jewish culture, history, and identity. It reflects the intellectual and spiritual heritage of the Jewish people and serves as a window into the collective experiences, beliefs, and aspirations of Jewish communities throughout the ages.