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8:1 In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar
a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel,
after that which appeared unto me at the first..(Daniel
8:2-8 And I saw in a vision and it came to pass, when I saw, that I
was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam and I saw
in a vision and I was by the river of Ulai. Then I lifted up mine eyes
and saw and behold,
there stood before the river a ram which had two horns and the two horns
7:24-26; Daniel 7:7,8,11,12),
but one was higher than the other and the higher came up last. I saw the
ram pushing westward and northward and southward, so that no beasts might
stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand,
but he did according to his will and became great. And as I was considering,
behold, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth and
touched not the ground and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before
the river and ran unto him in the fury of his power. And I saw him come
close unto the ram and he was moved with choler.(bitterness).against
him and smote the ram and brake his two horns and there was no power in
the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground and stamped
upon him and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
Therefore the he goat waxed very great and when he was strong, the great
horn was broken and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds
8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn.(Antiochus
IV Epiphanes), which waxed exceeding great, toward the
south and toward the east and toward the pleasant land.
8:10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven and it cast down
some of the host and of the stars to the ground and stamped upon them.
8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host and by
history this was the vile ruler Antiochus
IV Epiphanes).the daily
sacrifice was taken away and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
8:12 And a host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason
of transgression and it cast down the truth to the ground and it practised
8:13,14 Then I heard one saint speaking and another saint said unto
that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning
the daily sacrifice and the transgression of desolation, to give both the
sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto
two thousand and three hundred days, then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
8:15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision
and sought for the meaning, then behold, there stood before me as the appearance
of a man.
8:16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called
and said, Gabriel, make this man
to understand the vision.
8:17-19 So he came near where I stood and when he came, I was afraid
and fell upon my face, but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man, for
at the time of the end shall be the vision. Now as he was speaking with
me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground, but he touched
me and set me upright. And he said, Behold, I will make you know what shall
be in the last end of the indignation, for at the time appointed the end
8:20 The ram which thou saw having two horns are the kings of Media
8:21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia and the great horn that
is between his eyes is the first king.
and Concise Bible:.The
Hebrew of Greece is Yavan,
which naturally associates it with Javan
the fourth son of Japheth,
who was a son of Noah:.Genesis
10:2; 1Chronicles 1:5.
The same word in the original translated 'Javan' is also translated 'Grecia'
in Daniel 8:21 above and translated 'Greece' in Zechariah
9:13. Javan is the Old Testament (which was written in Hebrew) word
for Greece and the New Testament word (written in Greek) is Ionia. The
name 'Greece' did not always apply to the same extent of territory. It
did not anciently include Macedonia,
nor does the modern kingdom.
the letter 'J' in names beginning with it.
Greece is referred
to in Daniel as the seat of the third great Gentile
empire, of which Alexander the
Great was the first king and head, though he was a Macedonian, but
he conquered Greece and the empire he established bears that name:.Daniel
10:20 11:2. The Grecian Empire
is called 'a kingdom of brass', as inferior to the Babylonian
and the Persian:.Daniel
2:39. It was not inferior as to its extent. Of it was said "it shall
bear rule over all the earth", but as an empire
it was managed unintelligently concerning ensuring citizens had enough
money for needs and as such was a poor city. An army had to be left in
Antipater just to
preserve peace. On the death of Alexander, the empire was not conquered
by others but fell to pieces of itself.
is further compared to a leopard with four wings marking its rapid conquests.
It had four heads answering to its being divided into four kingdoms, before
Rome became supreme:.Daniel
7:6. Again it is compared to a he goat that touched not the ground,
also marking the speed of its progress. It was very great and when very
strong its great horn was broken. "The rough goat is the king of Grecia
and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king (verses 2-9
above) who was in history, Alexander the Great.
8:22-26 Now that being broken, whereas
four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but
not in his power. And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors
are come to the full.(please
see note below), a king of fierce countenance.(Adam
Roman government, as before; for king is often taken for kingdom or empire.").and
understanding dark sentences.(skillful
in deceptions as used by governments at this time), shall
stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power and he
shall destroy wonderfully and shall prosper and practise and shall destroy
the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause
craft to prosper in his hand and he shall magnify himself in his heart
and by peace shall destroy many. He shall also stand up against the Prince
of princes, but he shall be broken without hand. And the vision of the
evening and the morning which was told is true, wherefore shut you up the
vision, for it shall be for many days.
were come to the full when the Romans had commission to destroy Jerusalem
and its temple, which they did in
8:27 And I Daniel fainted and was sick certain days. Afterward I rose
up and did the king's business and I was astonished at the vision, but
none understood it.(Daniel