10:5 I looked up 1 and saw a 2 man 3 clothed in linen; 4 around his waist was a belt made of gold from Upaz. 5 10:6 His body resembled yellow jasper, 6 and his face had an appearance like lightning. His eyes were like blazing torches; 7 his arms and feet had the gleam of polished bronze. His voice 8 thundered forth like the sound of a large crowd.
[10:5] 5 tn The location of this place and even the exact form of the Hebrew name אוּפָז (’ufaz) are uncertain. Apparently it was a source for pure gold. (See Jer 10:9.) The Hebrew word פָז (paz, “refined gold” or “pure gold”) is more common in the OT than אוּפָז, and some scholars emend the text of Dan 10:5 to read this word. Cf. also “Ophir” (1 Kgs 9:28; Isa 13:12; Job 22:24; 28:16).
[10:6] 6 tn The Hebrew word translated “yellow jasper” is תַּרשִׁישׁ (tarshish); it appears to be a semiprecious stone, but its exact identity is somewhat uncertain. It may be the yellow jasper, although this is conjectural. Cf. NAB, NIV “chrysolite”; NASB, NRSV “beryl.”