The preposition lamed in Hebrew can take various meanings. It is quite similar in meaning to the dative case in Greek. video
- It can mean direction and is often translated “to” or “towards”.
- It can mean advantage or disadvantage and is translated “for” or “against”.
- Sometimes it is the equivalent of the object marker word.
- It can also refer to the IO of a sentence.
- It can mean possession and is translated “belongs to…”
It can also take all the pronominal suffixes. It is also very commonly used to mark an infinitive construct.