Languages of the book of Daniel: Schaff, A Dictionary of the Bible, 1880, version 20200322

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Languages of the book of Daniel: Schaff, A Dictionary of the Bible, 1880.

The book is written in prose, but not in the same language throughout. The introduction, chs. 1-2:4, first clause, is written in Hebrew, but from the second clause of the fourth verse of the second chapter to the end of ch. 7 it is in Aramaic, called Syriac in that verse. From the beginning of ch. 8 to the end, in which part the visions are related in the first person, the language is Hebrew.

"Daniel, Book of," Philip Schaff, ed., A Dictionary of the Bible, Philadelphia: American Sunday-School Union, 1880, p. 218.