The Two Languages Of Daniel

Was the book of Daniel originally written in two languages? If so, do they correspond to God’s dealings with the Jews, and The Gentile world?

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Was the book of Daniel originally written in two languages? If so, do they correspond to God’s dealings with the Jews, and The Gentile world?

A. Yes. The Book of Daniel was originally written in two languages. From the beginning of the book to Chapter 2 verse 3 it was written in Hebrew. In verse 4 Daniel switched to Aramaic, the language of the Babylonians, and remained so through the end of chapter 7. This corresponds with the portion of the book dealing primarily with Gentile Dominion. Beginning in chapter 8, the rest of the book is in Hebrew again, since the focus of the last 5 chapters is primarily on Israel.

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