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Thomas Coke

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible - Daniel 11:7-9

Daniel 11:7-9. But out of a branch, &c.— Rather, as in the Vulgate, Out of the branch of her root, shall stand up a plant; and he shall come, &c. This branch which sprung out of the same root with Berenice was Ptolemy Euergetes, her brother, who no sooner succeeded his father, than he came with a great army, and entered into the provinces of the king of the north; that is, of Seleucus Callinicus, who, with his mother Laodice, reigned in Syria; and he acted against them, and prevailed so... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Daniel 11:2-35

2. The near future 11:2-35The interpreting angel now explained the long anticipated (since Daniel 10:1) revelation about the future that involved Daniel’s people, the Jews. The first part of it concerns events preceding Messiah’s first advent (Daniel 11:2-35), and the second part, events preceding Messiah’s second advent (Daniel 11:36 to Daniel 12:4). [Note: The primary sources of information about Daniel’s predicted events that preceded Messiah’s first advent (Daniel 11:2-35), apart from... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Daniel 11:5-20

Conflicts between the Ptolemies and the Seleucids 11:5-20The angel now began describing the affairs of two kingdoms whose kings he called "the king of the South" and "the king of the North." These north and south directions are in relation to Palestine, the land of Daniel and his people. The nation to the south was Egypt (Daniel 11:8), which Ptolemy I and his descendants ruled. The kingdom to the north was what later became Syria, which Seleucus I and his heirs governed. Shortly after the... read more

Thomas Constable

Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable - Daniel 11:9

Evidently Seleucus II invaded Egypt later unsuccessfully, though I know of no record of this in secular history. read more

John Dummelow

John Dummelow's Commentary on the Bible - Daniel 11:1-45

The Final VisionThese chs, form a connected whole, with three sub-divisions. Dan 10:1 to Dan 11:1 are introductory; Dan 11:2 to Dan 12:4 contain a detailed account of future events down to the 'time of the end.' This time is further defined in the concluding section, Daniel 12:5-13.(a) Introduction (Dan 10:1 to Dan 11:1)In the third year of Cyrus, after three weeks of mourning and fasting, Daniel has a vision by the river Hiddekel of a glorious angelic being (Dan 10:1-10), who addresses him in... read more

Charles John Ellicott

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers - Daniel 11:9

(9) The king of the south.—According to the Hebrew text, these words are in the genitive case (so Theod. Jer.), though the English Version is supported by the LXX. In this case the meaning is, “The king of the north shall come into the kingdom of the southern king,” and then shall return to his own land—i.e., the north—apparently without gaining any advantage. read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Dictionary of Texts - Daniel 11:1-45

Daniel 11:2 While philosophy had for the Jews no meaning, history had a deeper significance than it had for any other people. It was the chief factor in their national unity, the source from which they drew ethical and spiritual enlightenment. Thither they turned as to living oracles inscribed with the finger of the Almighty. To history they appealed as the supreme tribunal of God's justice. The great monarchies, Egypt, Assyria, Babylonia, Persia, pass across the scene. Their fortunes cross and... read more

William Nicoll

Expositor's Bible Commentary - Daniel 11:2-9

FIRST SECTION{Daniel 11:2-9}Events from the rise of Alexander the Great (B.C. 336) to the death of Seleucus Nicator (B.C. 280). There are to be three kings of Persia after Cyrus (who is then reigning), of whom the third is to be the richest; and "when he is waxed strong through his riches, he shall stir up the all against the realm of Javan."There were of course many more than four kings of Persia: viz.-Cyrus-536 Cambyses-529 Pseudo-Smerdis-522 Darius Hystaspis-521 Xerxes I-485 Artaxerxes I... read more

Arno Clemens Gaebelein

Arno Gaebelein's Annotated Bible - Daniel 11:1-45

CHAPTER 11 The Wars of the Ptolemies and Seleucidae Predicted The Coming Events of the End 1. The wars of the Ptolemies and Seleucidae (Daniel 11:1-35 ) 2. The time of the end and the man of sin (Daniel 11:36-45 ) Daniel 11:1-35 . Here we have history pre-written and the greater part of this chapter (Daniel 11:2-35 ) is fulfilled historically. So accurate are these predictions and their subsequent fulfillment that the enemies of “the Scripture of truth” have declared that it could never... read more

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