This two-volume set gives background on the use of Aramaic in the book of Daniel. By consulting the information in Studies on Daniel, you are able to gain a new understanding of the Aramaic as well as the symbolismthat is used in the text of Daniel. The story of Daniel reveals the importance of narrative in exegesis and interpretation.
Daniel is unique in that large part of it were originally written in Aramaic, unlike the rest of the Old Testament, which was originally written in Hebrew. Aramaic had a greater significance because it served as a cultural medium for the original hearers and readers of Daniel. Aramaic was spoken across large parts of the ancient Near East, and its large number of dialects make modern study difficult.
Also covered is the trial that Daniel went through and the relationship between Daniel 3 and 4–6 and how they relate to each other. Another topic discussed is the wisdom of Daniel in regards to his dreams.
- Contains a list of references and authors cited
- Includes a list of abbreviations used
- Title: Studies on Daniel
- Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
- Volumes: 2
- Pages: 666