Are There Capital Letters in Hebrew? (and two more questions)

Question

Does the Hebrew language use upper and lower cases such as God, god?

What does the desire of women mean in Daniel 11:37

Is this scripture speaking of Antiochus IV or a future wicked one?

, 7 months

Answers

  1. No. There is no lower case or upper case in the Hebrew language. The letters remain the same regardless of what words they are being used for.

    According to the commentaries the “desirable among women” is actually a reference to the Jewish Nation, which is metaphorically referred to as a woman in the Song of Songs.

    The commentaries explain that it is a reference to Constantine the Great (circa. 300 CE) who converted to Christianity.

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