The Power of Point of View

Month: December 2014

Bilingualism in Perspective: Ideology Construed Through Language Shifting in Daniel – Part 2 – ZACHARY K. DAWSON

That Daniel 7 remains in Aramaic before the Hebrew text recommences in chapter 8 has puzzled biblical scholars for years, and no answer to this question to date has fully satisfied this query. It is the present writer’s contention that Bill Arnold paved a way forward in his point-of-view analysis of Daniel, but still left… Read More ›

Bilingualism in Perspective: Ideology Construed Through Language Shifting in Daniel – Part 1 – ZACHARY K. DAWSON

To this day, a fully satisfactory answer for why the book of Daniel contains both Hebrew and Aramaic portions has eluded biblical scholarship. However, Bill Arnold charted new ground for this question when he argued that the bilingualism in the book of Daniel is due to the narrator’s point of view, (see Arnold, 1-16). Much… Read More ›