1 tn Aram “my brightness was changing on me.”
2 tn Aram “in my heart.”
3 sn Dan 8:1 marks the switch from Aramaic (= 2:4b-7:28) back to Hebrew as the language in which the book is written in its present form. The remainder of the book from this point on (8:1-12:13) is in Hebrew. The bilingual nature of the book has been variously explained, but it most likely has to do with the book’s transmission history.
4 sn The third year of King Belshazzar’s reign would have been ca. 551
5 tn Heb “in the beginning.” This refers to the vision described in chapter seven.