Daniel 5:28

PERES; Your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
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Aquinas Study Bible

AD 2017
The origin and meaning of these words is obscure and has a varied group of opinions on it. Some say that these are Hebrew or Aramaic words, while Josephus seems to think they should be reckond in Greek. Josephus says, " MANEH. This, if it be expounded in the Greek language, may signify a Number, because God has numbered so long a time for your life, and for your government, and that there remains but a small portion. THEKEL This signifies a weight, and means that God has weighed your kingdom in a balance, and finds it going down already.--PHARES. This also, in the Greek tongue, denotes a fragment, God will therefore break your kingdom in pieces, and divide it among the Medes and Persians." Interestly, the original Greek Septuagint translators, whether they used another Hebrew/Aramaic version other than the version used today, or whether this too is an original reading from Daniel, who may have wrote more than one version, has an interesting reading, "v. 17 Then Daniel stood bef...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Persians. Those who confound Baltassar with Nabonides, say that Cyrus made himself master of all the empire. How then was it divided? Darius rather took possession of the greatest part while Cyrus had Persia, (Calmet) till his uncle's death. (Haydock)

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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