I have this interpertaion of Daniel 11 for quite some time. I was written by a bro that was a teacher in Mexico. I don't know where he is now but I thought this had alot of good points.Tell me what you think?-Love Andy
THE FIRST 21 VERSES OF DANIEL CHAPTER 11 ONE AT A TIME.
By Steven Farr
1." Also ,I, in the first year of Dariurs the Mede, even I stood to confirm and to strengthen him."
This verse shows that " I " is the same Daniel in Dan.9:1; however the vision was given in the " hird year of Cyrus the king of Persia...Dan 10:1
2. " And now will I show thee the truth. Behold,there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer han them all: he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia."
This a continuation of Chapter 10, which shows the battle took place in the spirit for Daniel to receive the vision. Xerxes the 1st was the fourth king in Persia. In 483 BC he collected perhaps the largest army that had ever been assembled. It included half a million men drawn from all the parts of the empire. Xerxes set out with an immense fleet that the Phoenicians had assembled for him. In 481 BC he invaded Greece and won a victory at Theromopylae. He entered Athens and burned down all the temples and houses. However, in 480 B.C. his fleet was crushed at the sea battle of Salamis and what was left of his army was defeated the next year at Plataeu.
3. And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire in 3 major battles; Granlous 334 BC. Alexander the Great defeated Darius the 3rds army of 500,00 men with a meager force of only 50,000 men.
4. And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the 4 winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.
After his conquests Alexander returned to Babylon to begin the governing of his empire, but at the young age of 33 he became ill and died on June 13, 323 B.C.. Antigonus, his strongest general, fought for 20 years, 321 to 301 B.C. against the other generals attempting to unite the Empire under himself. In 301 B.C., however four opposing generals, Ptolemy, Lysimachus, Cassander, and Seleucus united to defeat Antigonus in a battle at the city of Ipsus in central Turkey. Ptolemy took Egypt and Libya in North Africa including Palistine as far as Damascus. Lysimachus took most of Asia minor.Cassander took Macedenia and Greece. Seleucus claimed Syria, Babylon, Persia, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
5. And the King of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.
Ptolemy the first was one of Alexander the greats favorite generals. Born in Macedonia, he seized Egypt as his share of the empire. He develop princeed Egypt into a great commercial nation. He fostered learning and established the museum and library at Alexandria.He was considered the greatest king of the Macedonian line. Ptolemy and "his prince" carried on wars in Syria and the Aegean Sea extending the Kingdom and adding Nubia.
6." And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king daughter of the south shall come to the king of the North to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times."
In verse 6 " the end of years" refers to the end of years of the kingdom of the king of the South in verse 5, the Ptolemy Dynasty. The following is taken from the "New Standard Encyclopedia" describing the events surrounding " the Kings daughter of the South, Cleopatra. The King of the North , Julius Ceasar", and," he that strengthened her in these times", "Mark Anthony". Please note that " Neither shall he stand, nor his arm" refers to Julius Ceasear's assasination.
Cleopatra,(69 - 31 B.C.) A queen of Egypt of the Ptolemy Dynasty. She was a hansome,able and ambitous woman noted for her charm.Her kingdom was one one of the old subdivisions of the empire of Alexander the Great. It's capital was Alexandria. At first Cleopatra shared the throne with her younger brither, Ptolemy the 12th, whom she married,according to the prevailing custom of Egypt.After Ptolemy drovee Cleopatra from the throne, ( 49 B.C.), she used her attractions to get rid of Julius Caesar, who had followed Ptolemy to Egypt. Caesar helped her to defeat Ptolemy, who was killed, and restored her to the Egyptian throne as a joint ruler with her youngest brother, Ptolemy the 13th. Cleopatra bore Caesar a son called Caesarion( little Caesar). In 46 B.C. a year after Caesar's return to rome, Cleopatra joined him there.She returned to Egypt after Caesar's assassination in 44 B.C. and soon poisoned her brother in order to gain complete control of the throne. In 42 B.C. Mark Anthony, who shared Roman rule with Octavian (later called Augustus), ordered Cleopatera to appear before him to determine her allegiance. Antony fell in love with her and remained in Egypt for a time.She bore him several children. When Antony returned to Rome, he was married to Octavians sister. But later he abandoned her after some years and rejoined Cleopatra in Egypt where he lived in a luxurious and pleasure loving life.
Octavian, angry at this desertion of his sister and ambitous to rule alone, declared war on Egypt and defeated Antony in the navel battle of Actiun in 31 B.C. The next year Octavian invaded Egypt, believing that Cleopatra was dead,Antony killed himself. Cleopatra next tried unsuccessfully to win favor with Octavian, as she had with Caesar and Antony. She came to realize,however,that Octavian planned to exhibit her in his military triumph at Rome.To escape this humiliation, she killed herself. According to legend, she had an asp bite her.Her son, Caesarion was killed by Octavian the same year. Cleopatra's death, which came after a reign of 21 years, ended the Dynasty of the Ptolemies in Egypt.
7. But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army,and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the North, and shall deal against them and shall prevail:
8. And they shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the North.
9. So the king of the South shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.The king of the North, Rome, or also known as the Byzantine Empire, ruled Greece, the Middle East, and North Africa. Western Rome had fallen by 445 A.D..After the death of Mohammed in 623 A.D. numerous Arab leaders called " Caliphs" rose to unite their people under the Islamic religion. Arabic power grew until in 711B.C. Moslems invaded Europe on the West. They conquered Spain and Portugal and crossed the Pyrenees Mountains into France. They were finally stopped by Charles Martel at the battle of Tours in 732B.C.. In the East they also had conquered most of the Byzantine Empire except for Asia Minor and Greece. As it states in verse 9 in 1063, they are conquered by Seljuk Turks in the East and are forced out of almost all of Spain during this time.
10. But his sons shall be stirred up and assemble a multitude of great forces:and one shall certainly come, and over flow, and pass through: then he shall return, and be stirred up,even to his fortress".
This verse seems to be describing the crusades. Seljukes and other Turkish tribes sons attacked the Byzantine Empire and took Anatolia. The Byzantine Emperor asked the European countries for help, and in 1097 A.D the first army of Crusaders defeated the Seljuke Turks.They took Jerusalem on July 15, 1099. There were two other crusades. The third of which was the famous conflict between Richard the Lion-hearted and Saladin, the sword of Islam.
11. " And the King of the South shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the North:and he shall set forth a great multitude, but the multitude shall be given into his hand.
12. " And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands:but he shall not be strenthened by it."
The Ottoman Turks rose to power during during the 1400's A.D to become the "New King of the South. They attacked the king of the North, the Byzantine Empire.By 1453 the Ottoman Turks had conquered the whole Byzantine Empire except for Constanople. They layed seige to the city, and for 54 days pounded the walls with cannon fire. The fall of the city was the end of Eastern Rome. As when the Crusaders took Jersusalem, no one was left alive. Neither women nor children were spared.War is not beautiful and it is terrible and horible for the innocent to see.
13." For the King of the North shall return and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches.
14" And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the South:also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision;but they shall fall.
15." So the King of the North shall come and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the South shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.
16."But he that cometh aganst him shall do according to his will and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed."
Remembering the king of the South in verse 14 it is the Ottoman Empire, "the king of the North in verse 13 would be the rise of the British Empire. We also know this because of verses 15 & 16. In WW1, which these verses are describing, the British Army fought against and conquered the Ottoman Empire in 1914. During this conquest the British took the city of Jerusalem and Palistine. They contriled them from 1914 to 1948. They have been the only " Kingdom of the North" to "stand in the Glorious Land" except for Rome and the Crusaders that controlled Jerusalem from 1099 to 1187.
17. "He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upriht ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him."
WW1 and WW2 seem to flow together as the verse 17 continues describing the great conflict. I believe" the daughter of women" was Eastern Europe and the Pottsdam agreement and Yalta treaties at the end of WW2. Churchill and Rosevelt at Yalta ( later Truman at Pottsdam) betrayed Eastern Europe to the Anti-god Communists by giving Stalin the Eastern half of Europe. " Corrupting her" and as we all know and have seen, " She shall not be for him".
18.After this shall he turn his face unto the Isles, and take many:"
The only Kingdom to "take many islands" has been the British/U.S. Empire. If you look on a map of the world almost all of the islands are controlled by the British, the U.S. , or France(one of the upright ones with him). In the 2nd half of the same verse it says,,"But a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him."
Now in verse 18b the only" Prince" that stopped him, the King of the North, (U.S. & Britian) from taking the world was Russia.
19. "Then shall he turn his face toward his own land: but he shall stumble and fall and shall not be found." This describes exactly the fall of the Russian Empire. They were not conquered in battle by another country. They simply stumbled and fell and cannot be found.
20." Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom:but within a few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger nor in battle." Here we see a leader which will rise in Russia to raise taxes to keep the country going.However, after a short time he is killed or dies.
21."And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shallnot give the honour of the kingdom:But he shall come in peaceablly and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
22. And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and they shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant."
This very clearly sows that after the death of this Russian leader in verse 20, the raiser of taxes; "a vile person" The Anti Christ shall take over Russia.