6:10 When Daniel realized 1 that a written decree had been issued, he entered his home, where the windows 2 in his upper room opened toward Jerusalem. 3 Three 4 times daily he was 5 kneeling 6 and offering prayers and thanks to his God just as he had been accustomed to do previously.
1 tn Aram “knew.”
2 sn In later rabbinic thought this verse was sometimes cited as a proof text for the notion that one should pray only in a house with windows. See b. Berakhot 34b.
3 map For the location of Jerusalem see Map5-B1; Map6-F3; Map7-E2; Map8-F2; Map10-B3; JP1-F4; JP2-F4; JP3-F4; JP4-F4.
4 sn This is apparently the only specific mention in the OT of prayer being regularly offered three times a day. The practice was probably not unique to Daniel, however.
5 tc Read with several medieval Hebrew
6 tn Aram “kneeling on his knees” (so NASB).
sn No specific posture for offering prayers is prescribed in the OT. Kneeling, as here, and standing were both practiced.