Daniel: Significant Events in
the Six Years of Returning
(Darius)
Daniel 11:27-28b
Daniel 11:27-28, Page 2

Re-evaluation Translation:
(
Repeating) Daniel 11:27  And also the kings with hearts bent to do evil, seeking global unity and propounding lies, will not prosper until [Yehuveh’s purposes reach their] completion at their beforehand-appointed time.
Daniel 11:28  But they will return to their lands with great wealth; and with their hearts set against [Yehuveh’s] holy covenant, they establish their lands [in rebellion].

Bible, KJV Translation:
(
Repeating) Daniel 11:27  And both of these kings’ hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.

Daniel 11:28  Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land.

Significant Words and Comments:

Signifiicant Words in Daniel 11:27 (9 November 2007): 
       
Both of these is from shenayim [from James Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary entry H8147, from H8145, from the primary root verb H8138] simply meaning “two, twofold, or again,” and used only in Daniel 11:27 and 12:5. Shenayim is from the primary root verb sheniy [H8138], “to fold, duplicate.” Dropping the assumption that only two kings are involved, the kings of the north and south, the alternate reading would be, “again these kings’ hearts shall be to do mischief,” that is, “to do evil” or “to spoil or exploit others.”
        According to
Daniel 11:2, there is potential that many more kings [possibly, kings of “all . . . the realm of Javan” and potentially even most rulers in the world] are involved, described here by their characteristics: “the kings with hearts to do evil.” Such conferences as the G8 Summit and meetings of the World Trade Organization (WTO) definitely involve leaders of many nations meeting together at one table for purposes opposed to Yehuveh’s ways, which would definitely “be to do mischief [evil].”

       
King, melek [H4428/H4427], “highest national ruler,” see Daniel 11:2.

       
Hearts, lebab [H3824/H3823], is discussed in the notes on Daniel 11:12.

       
Shall be to do mischief, evil, from mera` [H4827/H7489], meaning “wickedness,” that is, their hearts are set to do wickedness, to spoil by breaking to pieces; to make good for nothing. Mera` is used only here in Daniel 11-12. Not every king on earth is set to destroy, but most are.

       
Table, used only here in Daniel 11-12, is from shulchan [H7979/H7971] meaning “a table, as spread out; by implication, a meal (spread out before people).” Shulchan, however, is from the primary root verb shalach [H7971] meaning “to send away, for, or out,” which gives it a vastly different potential meaning. In their Hebrew-English Lexicon, Brown, Driver and Briggs add: to stretch out against (that is, to oppose), to extend, to dismiss, to shoot forth, to drive our or to be driven out, to let loose.”
       
Shalach [H7971] gives rise to shelach [H7973], which Brown, Driver and Briggs defines as “missile, weapon, sprout,” something shot outward. While Psalms 23:5 uses this same word [“Thou preparest a table before me.”], it is written there with slightly different pointing. Thus, upon the closest examination, it is extremely likely that this Hebrew word represents something spread out widely or widespread rather than a table at which talks are conducted. [This root verb, {shalach, H7971), is used in Psalms 50:19 of sending out oppressive, vile speech: “Thou givest (shalach, H7971) thy mouth to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit.”]

       
One, ’echad [H0259/H0258], unity, singularity, sequence, see Daniel 11:1.  The phrase “at one table” indicates a widespread unity.

       
Lies is from kazab [H3576], and is used only here in Daniel 11-12.

       
Speak is from dabar [H1696], properly meaning “to arrange; but used figuratively of words, to speak; rarely, in a destructive sense, to subdue.”  In Daniel 11-12, dabar is only used twice, in Daniel 11:27, 36.


Gael Bataman
Originally Written:                 9 November 2007
Latest Update:                     20 October 2011


 
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