The preposition lamed in Hebrew can take various meanings. It is quite similar in meaning to the dative case in Greek.   video

  1. It can mean direction and is often translated “to” or “towards”.
  2. It can mean advantage or disadvantage and is translated “for” or “against”.
  3. Sometimes it is the equivalent of the object marker word.
  4. It can also refer to the IO of a sentence.
  5. It can mean possession and is translated “belongs to…” §h

It can also take all the pronominal suffixes. It is also very commonly used to mark an infinitive construct.

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