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Daniel 10-12: Daniel's Final Vision - Part 2: North vs South
August 2023

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Babylon 586 BC, Media-Persia 539 BC, Greece 331 BC, Independence 146 BC, Rome 63 BC

He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright 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 (Daniel 11:17).

In 195 BC, Antiochus the Great plans to overthrow Egypt by diplomatic means. He gives his daughter, Cleopatra I, to Ptolemy V to undermine Egypt but she stays loyal to her husband over her father.

After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many: 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. Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found (Daniel 11:18-19).

In 192 BC, Antiochus the Great allies with Hannibal of Carthage to invade the coast of Asia Minor and the Greek islands. But Roman general Scipio Asiaticus defeats him in Western Asia Minor and forces him to pay tribute of 15,000 talents of silver. In 187 BC, Antiochus the Great dies while plundering a pagan temple in Persia.

Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle (Daniel 11:20).

Rome's defeat of Greek Syria results in a great amount of tribute owed. Seleucus IV (north) sent tax collector Heliodorus to seize the gold in the Jewish temple. But Heliodorus assassinates Seleucus IV and tries to usurp the throne and dies.

God told His people the future of Judea before it happened. The wars between the North and South are examples of knowing history to understand fulfilled prophecy. Eventually, Greek Syria takes the territory from Greek Egypt and sets up the evil rule of Antiochus IV Epiphanes and the Abomination of Desolation (Matthew 24:15).

References: 21st Century Revelation: World Wars, Iraq Wars & End War Chapter 8 - Prophecy Fulfilled, Appendix C - Prophecy Fulfilled, Daniel 2: The Statue & the Rock, Daniel 8: The Ram & Goat, Wars of Diadochi (Succession), Greek Syrian Wars

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A mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four 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 (Daniel 11:3-4).

In 539 BC, Cyrus the Great conquered Babylon and rules Media-Persia. Daniel prays for three weeks and is given the final vision of Media-Persia, Greece and the Tribulation. In 480 BC, Xerxes (Ahasuerus) attacks Greece. In 331 BC, Alexander the Great seeks revenge and conquers Media-Persia but he dies eight years later. His kingdom is divided between four of his generals.

Daniel 11 is the greatest chapter of fulfilled prophecy with ~135 fulfilled prophecies in 35 verses. Daniel 11:3-21 covers 256 years (331 to 175 BC) with the wars of succession and civil wars between Greek Syria (north) and Greek Egypt (south) for control of Syria, Lebanon and Judea.

Divided Greek Empire 301 BC Wars of Diadochi (Succession)

Syrian War II

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 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king's 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 (Daniel 11:5, 6).

Seventy years passed since the death of Alexander the Great. In 253 BC at the end of the Second Syrian War, Antiochus II (north) divorces Laodice for Ptolemy II (south) daughter Berenice. The treaty backfires badly. After Ptolemy II died, Antiochus II divorces Berenice and remarries Laodice. But Laodice does not trust Antiochus II so she plots to have him poisoned, Berenice and son killed and her son, Seleucus II, becomes king.

Syrian War III

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: And 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. So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land (Daniel 11:7, 8-9).

As revenge for his sister's death, Ptolemy III (south) attacks Syria (north), kills Laodice and loots the region all the way to Babylon. He takes 40,000 talents of silver, 4000 talents of gold and 2500 idols. By 245 BC, Ptolemy III gains the Syrian coast but Seleucus II forces Ptolemy to retreat.
Syrian War IV

But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: .… And the king of the south shall be moved with anger, 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. 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 strengthened by it (Daniel 11:10, 11-12).

Seleucus II's sons, Seleucus III and Antiochus III the Great build up an army. In 219 BC, Antiochus III (north) takes the Syrian coastline, Tyre and Judea. But in 217 BC Ptolemy IV (south) defeats Antiochus in Gaza and takes back Judea. In 213 BC, Ptolemy IV kills 40,000 Jews in Alexandria, Egypt.
Syrian War V

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. 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 (Daniel 11:13-14).

In 204 BC, Antiochus the Great (north) allies with King Philip of Macedonia and fights the child king Ptolemy V of Egypt. Some Jews rebel against Egypt but Ptolemy V's general Scopas crushes the Jewish rebellion in 200 BC.

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. But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed (Daniel 11:15-16).

Antiochus the Great takes Sidon and attacks Egypt who is dealing with regency issues. In 197 BC at the Golan Heights of northern Israel, he captures Syria, Lebanon and Judea. Liberation from Greek Egypt results in greater persecution by Greek Syria.
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