Daniel chapter 10.

Daniel chapter 10

Daniel chapter 10

By John Chopores

 

Vision

Da. 10: 5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:

linen --the raiment of priests, being the symbol of sanctity, as more pure than wool(#Ex 28:42); also of prophets (#Jer 13:1); and of angels (#Re 15:6). [JFB].

whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz; or of Fez, which is the best gold. Some take it to be the same with the gold of Ophir, often spoken of in Scripture; so the Targum on#Jer 10:9, renders Uphaz by Ophir. [JOHN GILL].

 

Da. 10: 6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

beryl --literally, "Tarshish," in Spain. The beryl, identical with the chrysolite or topaz, was imported into the East from Tarshish, and therefore is called "the Tarshish stone."[JFB].