[b-hebrew] "Desire of Women" in Heb. Text of Dan. 11:37

Yigal Levin leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il
Mon Nov 13 00:12:23 EST 2006

"Xemdat Yamim" does not appear in the Tanakh. You got the expression from
the Shabbat hymn "Hashomer Shabbat...". I have no idea who wrote that or

Yigal Levin

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Shoshanna Walker" <rosewalk at concentric.net>
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Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] "Desire of Women" in Heb. Text of Dan. 11:37

>I don't say that the Desire of Women is Israel, I said that the Most
> Desirable of Women, is Israel - I was only quoting Rashi.
> Similarly, what is "Chemdat Yamim?", a well known phrase (I don't
> know the source) - is it something that 'days' desire - the Desire of
> Days - or is it The Most Desirable of Days?  Which makes more sense?
> Shoshanna
> Lawrence M. Wills, in the Jewish Study Bible annotation to this
> passage, concurs that this is a reference to the Mesopotamian god Tammuz
> (Ezek. 8:14).  I'm not sure where Shoshanna gets the idea that the Desire 
> of
> Women is Israel.  I have checked Talmud (Bavli) and other rabbinic sources
> and I don't see anything like this.
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