Notes: May 22, 2009

Prophecy – history written in advance

In chapter eight we read about the division of Alexander the Great’s kingdom into four parts. Here we read more about that.

Daniel 11

  • If our understanding is correct, the first two thirds of this chapter (v. 1-27) treat of the Syrian (to the north of Judea) and Egyptian (to the south of Judea) branches of the Greek empire.
  • There will be strong battles and persecution against the holy land (covenant, v. 28-35). Perhaps this is Antiochus Epiphanes and the Romans.
  • Evil dictatorships will be established  in both the north (v. 36-39) and the south (v. 40-45); and in the end all will fail.