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Chapter 4

Dan 11: A Time Line Given to Daniel Concerning the Kings of the North and South

By the time you finish reading this vision of Daniel you will understand that the last days empire is a revived Islamic empire. This vision takes us from the first King of the North in the time of Daniel up to the last King of the North, who is the leader of the last days beast.

Daniel had been beseeching the Lord for three weeks for an answer and after three weeks an angel came and gave him this time line. A time line that would go from the time of Darius the Mead, a king of the north in Daniel's time, all the way to the last king of the North, one that we call the antichrist Empire in our time.

It is important to remember that the "he" in these verses refers only to Kings who ruled in the North (from an area between the Tigris and the Euphrates rivers) and to the King of the South, (who was the ruler from Egypt).

This prophecy is a time-line. It begins with the last of the Median-Persian kings, which are then conquered by the Grecian/Macedonian Empire under Alexander the Great. This empire was divided into satraps between 22 of Alexanders generals, but in the Ram and Goat vision God centers in on the four most powerful of this group and the last one that will still be in place at the time when John wrote the Book of Revelation.

At some point in time it was decided by scholars who these four generals should be and included Lysimachus of Thrace instead of the satrap of Parthia as the last horn, but Parthia became one of the most powerful empires, not Thrace under Lysimachus. I believe the true four horn dynasties were; Ptolemy dynasty in the South (Egypt), and Seleucid dynasty in the North (Babylon-Anitola), Antipater in the west (Macedonia) and east, , Philip-Phrataphernes (Parthia) which fell in 224 AD.

Dan 11 lists the exploits of the generations of two of these generals. Seleucus Dynasty (Babylon) and Ptolemy Dynasty (Egypt). This is to show us that in the end times a revived empire will be a king of the North, just like all of the former kings listed in this prophecy. These kings of the North ruled over Israel from the Babylon area, and so will the last king of the North. The lands of all of these former kings are now Islamic countries.

The kingdom of Babylon was taken over by the Media-Persians who took possession of the kingdom and ruled over Israel from Babylon.

Dan 10:1  In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel,

559-530 BC: Cyrus II The Great,  first king of Persia, (ends 70 year exile of the Jews)

Dan. 11:2a And now I will tell you the truth. Behold, three more kings are going to arise in Persia.

530-521 BC: Reign of Artaxerxes (Ahasuerus in Hebrew), Cambyses II

522-522 BC: There was a usurper for 10 months in 522. He faked being Smerdis, Cyrus' son, who had been killed.
522-485 BC: Reign of Darius I, the Great


Dan. 11:2b Then a fourth will gain more riches than them all; as soon as he becomes strong through his riches, he will arouse the whole Empire of Greece.

485-465 BC: Reign of Xerxes I, Invaded Greece in 480 BC

In my Opinion the remaining Persin kings, until the fall of the Empire, are not listed by God in this prophecy, only those that ruled before the Empire of Greece is stirred up against Media-Persia.

(Note: The next king, 465-424 BC: Reign of Artaxerxes I, Longimanus, in his 7th year issued the decree for Ezra go to Israel (457-8 BC) to rebuild the city, followed by Nehemiah in the 20th year (444-5 BC) of this king.) to rebuild the walls.

Dan. 11: 3-4  And a mighty King will arise, and will rule with great authority and do as he pleases. But as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out towards the four points of the compass, not to his descendants, nor according to his authority which he wielded; for his sovereignty will be uprooted and given to others besides them.

This was
Alexander The Great, King of the Grecian Empire. When he took over Babylon he also made it his palace and ruled from there and died there, making him also a king of the North.   

Dan 11:4 "But as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out toward the four points of the compass, though not to his {own} descendants, nor according to his authority which he wielded, for his sovereignty will be uprooted and {given} to others besides them. 

When he died his kingdom was not passed on to his son, which he had through a Persian woman, but to his Generals (Princes). Two of these Generals became very great, Ptolemy, who took over Egypt in the South, and Seleucus I, who took the area of old Babylon, founding the city of Seleucia on the River Tigris. His kingdom stretched from Syria to India, and, because of this, he is sometimes referred to as the king of Syria. Seleucus I, became the next king of the North. 

Dan. 11: 5-6  "Then the king of the South will grow strong, along with {one} of his princes who will gain ascendancy over him and obtain dominion; his domain {will be} a great dominion {indeed.}  After some years they will form an alliance, and the daughter of the king of the South will come to the king of the North to carry out a peaceful arrangement. But she will not retain her position of power, nor will he remain with his power, but she will be given up, along with those who brought her in and the one who sired her as well as he who supported her in those times. 

Verse 6 begins with Ptolemy II king (309-246 BC) (south) who gave his daughter, Bernice, as wife to Seleucus's son, Antiochus II (north). This made her next in line to be Queen of the Seleucus Kingdom. But within a few years Antiochus' former wife had her killed, and her infant son, and then also had Antiochus II himself killed.

Dan. 11: 7-8 But one of the descendants of her line will arise in his place, and he will come against their army and enter the fortress of the king of the North, and he will deal with them and display great strength. :8 Also their gods with their metal images and their precious vessels of silver and gold he will take into captivity to Egypt, and he on his part will refrain from attacking the king of the North for some years.

But one of Bernice's descendants was
Ptolemy III, who avenged her death as we see in verse 7-8 as he not only defeats the king of the North but also brings back the riches into Egypt.

Dan. 11: 9 Then the latter will enter the realm of the king of the South, but will return to his own land.The "latter" being the North in the last verse. 

This Northern king was Seleucus II attacked Egypt but was not successful.

Dan. 11: 10 "And his sons will mobilize and assemble a multitude of great forces; and *one of them will keep coming and overflow and pass through, that he may again wage war up to his very fortress".
These were the two sons of Seleucus II, namely
Seleucus III (226-223)and his brother Antiochus III (223-187 BC) .They were the next generations of Kings of the North that attacked the Southern kingdom.

The next 9 verses describe this war:

Dan. 11: 11-12  The king of the South will be enraged and go forth and fight with the king of the North. Then the latter will raise a great multitude, but that multitude will be given into the hand of the former. :12 When the multitude is carried away, his heart will be lifted up, and he will cause tens of thousands to fall; yet he will not prevail.
The king of the South was Ptolemy V.
Dan. 11: 11-12  The king of the South will be enraged and go forth and fight with the king of the North. Then the latter will raise a great multitude, but that multitude will be given into the hand of the former. :12 When the multitude is carried away, his heart will be lifted up, and he will cause tens of thousands to fall; yet he will not prevail.
Antiochus III brought in Philip, the king of Macedonia, and his armies to help defeat Ptolemy IV and Ptolemy V but this was unsuccessful.

Dan. 11: 15-16 Then the king of the North will come, cast up a siege ramp and capture a well-fortified city; and the forces of the South will not stand their ground, not even their choicest troops, for there will be no strength to make a stand. :16 But he who comes against him will do as he pleases, and no one will be able to withstand him; he will also stay for a time in the Beautiful Land, with destruction in his hand.
Antiochus III was soldier of great ability. Between 212 to 205 BC he conquered Jerusalem from Ptolemy V along with his entire empire outside of Egypt. Antiochus's newly captured territory included Judea and Jerusalem.

Dan. 11: 17 He will set his face to come with the power of his whole kingdom, bringing with him a proposal of peace which he will put into effect; he will also give him the daughter of women to ruin it. But she will not take a stand for him or be on his side. 18-19 Then he will turn his face to the coastlands and capture many. But a commander will put a stop to his scorn against him; moreover, he will repay him for his scorn. :19 So he will turn his face toward the fortresses of his own land, but he will stumble and fall and be found no more.
Antiochus III began attacking the coastland but Rome came against him and he lost quickly. He was later killed while sacking a temple in Persia. Antiochus III sought to bring peace between Syria and Egypt (under duress by Rome) by giving his daughter, Cleopatra to marry Ptolemy V Epiphanies of Egypt. Although Antiochus III hoped to destroy the land of Egypt through his daughter, he did not succeed because she always sided with her husband Ptolemy V
(Note: This was not the famous Cleopatra; she was number 7.)

Dan. 11: 18-19 Then he will turn his face to the coastlands and capture many. But a commander will put a stop to his scorn against him; moreover, he will repay him for his scorn. :19 So he will turn his face toward the fortresses of his own land, but he will stumble and fall and be found no more.

This was Seleucus IV. Rome got a foothold by taking his infant son and holding him hostage. Rome then demanded taxes in payment. They never returned his eldest son. Seleucus IV died of natural causes.

Dan. 11:20 “Then in his place one will arise who will send an oppressor through the Jewel of his kingdom; yet within a few days he will be shattered, though not in anger nor in battle.

This was Seleucus Philopator

Note: Notice when it says "In his place" The word "place" means "estate, base", which means a new king of the same kingdom as the previous one mentioned in the prior verse. This is seen in vrs 7, 20, 21.


Dan 11:21-24 "In his place a despicable person will arise, on whom the honor of kingship has not been conferred, but he will come in a time of tranquility and seize the kingdom by intrigue.  :22   "The overflowing forces will be flooded away before him and shattered, and also the prince of the covenant.  :23   "After an alliance is made with him he will practice deception, and he will go up and gain power with a small {force of} people.  :24   "In a time of tranquility he will enter the richest {parts} of the realm, and he will accomplish what his fathers never did, nor his ancestors; he will distribute plunder, booty and possessions among them, and he will devise his schemes against strongholds, but {only} for a time.

Now at this point we can look back to the Goat vision and see what he did and how much time was allotted to him for the desecrating of the temple and stopping of the daily sacrifice.

Dan : 8Then the male goat magnified {himself} exceedingly. But as soon as he was mighty, the large horn was broken; and in its place there came up four conspicuous {horns} toward the four winds of heaven. 9And out of one of them came forth a rather small horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Beautiful {Land.} 11It even magnified {itself} to be equal with the Commander of the host; and it removed the regular sacrifice from Him, and the place of His sanctuary was thrown down. 12And on account of transgression the host will be given over {to the horn} along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform {its will} and prosper.

8:23``And in the latter period of their rule, When the transgressors have run {their course,} A king will arise Insolent and skilled in intrigue.24``And his power will be mighty, but not by his {own} power, And he will destroy to an extraordinary degree And prosper and perform {his will;} He will destroy mighty men and the holy people.25``And through his shrewdness He will cause deceit to succeed by his influence; And he will magnify {himself} in his heart, And he will destroy many while {they are} at ease. He will even oppose the Prince of princes, But he will be broken without human agency

The prince of the covenant and the Price of princes is the High Priest.

Antiochus IV (King 175-163 BC) who was called Antiochus Epiphanies, was this "despicable" or "vile" person who came to the throne of Syria/Babylon in 175 BC. These prophesies fit him like a glove. "Epiphanies" means "illustrious" but he was only so in his own eyes, though he flattered many. As the son and a potential successor of King Antiochus III, Antiochus became a political hostage of Rome  in 188 BC. When his older brother, Seleucus IV followed his father onto the throne in 187 BC, Antiochus was exchanged for his nephew Demetrius I (the son and heir of Seleucus). After King Seleucus was assassinated by  a usurper, in 175 BC, Antiochus in turn ousted him. Since Seleucus' legitimate heir, Demetrius I Soter, was still a hostage in Rome, Antiochus, with the help of King Eumenes II of Pergamum, seized the throne for himself, proclaiming himself co-regent for another son of Seleucus, an infant named Antiochus (whom he then murdered a few years later).

Dan 11-29-30 At the appointed time he (king of North) will return and come into the south, but this last time it will not turn out the way it did before. :30; for the ships of Kittim will come against him; therefore he will be disheartened, and will return and become enraged at the holy covenant, and take action, so he will come back and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant.

Antiochus attempted to attack Egypt one more time but was stopped by the Roman's who drew a circle in the sand threatening him to retreat or face the armies of Rome. Antiochus retreated, but returned to Israel to vent his rage.

Dan. 11:31  "And forces from him (the north) will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination of desolation.

The most important thing is to understand that the abominations in Dan 9:27, are not the same as the abomination of desolation in Dan 11:31.  This is not a full destruction of the Temple and city as it was in 70 AD by the Romans, it is only a desecration of the fortress of the Temple. 

Dan 11:32-35 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do [exploits]. :33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, [many] days. :34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. :35 And [some] of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make [them] white, [even] to the time of the end: because [it is] yet for a time appointed.

This is the end of the Seleucid rule over the land of Israel.

Dan 11:36-38  "Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will speak monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done. 38  "He will show no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all.  "But instead he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones and treasures.

This king of the North (Iraq/Syria area) Is the Islamic Empire. A caliphat was in Iraq for around 200 years.  This would be the same as 4th beast of Daniel before the little horn comes up.  The little horn comes up in the end days as we see in the next verse.

End Days Events
The next verses have never been fulfilled in history by anyone. This concerns the revived empire of the end days. Also known as the little horn on the 4th beast of Daniel  

Dan 11:40  And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

The king of the South always pushed at the North from Israel. So this battle will take place there. 

Dan 11:41a  He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many shall be overthrown:

This means the king of the North will enter Israel. The king of the North always included the lands of Iraq and Syria so these countries will be the base of his empire.

Dan 11:41b ..but these shall escape out of his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon are the country of Jordan today.

Below we see that Egypt, although Islamic, will be under attack by other Arab nations. Why? For two reasons. First, because the Egyptian government (where the treasure is kept) have an agreement with Israel that if Israel is attacked by an Arab country they will fight on the side of Israel. Second, because Egypt represents the leaders of the Arab world and the Arab world tends to listen to them. For the King of the North to take the position as Leader of the Arab world through conquering Israel he must get rid of the Egyptian rulers.  

Dan 11:42 -43 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. :43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians [shall be] at his steps.

Egypt will be attacked by two of her neighbors and they will take control of the government of Egypt and become the force against Israel through the Sinai.

Historically, the King of the South is Egypt and the king of the North was located in the Babylon area and included Syria and Lebanon in its kingdom. In the middle was Israel. It was under the rule of one or the other as a spoil of war over and over again. The wars of kings of the North and kings of the south were most often fought in Northern Israel in what God calls the valley of decision, also called Armageddon.

1. The South must push at the North. If a Caliphate is set up in Iraq after the US pulls out then one Muslim nation that will not want this will be Egypt. I would expect them to try and put down this Caliphate.
2. Libya and Ethiopia must attack the government of Egypt. Egypt will be conquered.
3. The North must attack Israel. After conquering the nations that haven't willingly joined him this Caliph will then come at Israel a great force.

Also see the Gog Magog war, because it is the same war as this one. 

Dan 11:44  But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.  :45  And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

He takes Jerusalem and will meet his end because of it.

Now at the time of this last king of the North the resurrection/rapture will take place, as we see in the beginning verses of Chapter 12.

Dan 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. :2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt.

Chapter 12 goes on to tell the times involved, first, for the end days and second as an answer to Daniel's question concerning the taking away of the daily sacrifice until the abomination is set up in the Temple. 

Dan 12:6-7 And [one] said to the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, How long [shall it be to] the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that [it shall be] for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these [things] shall be finished. 

Time by the Hebrew calendar. One Hebrew year, times 3, plus a half of one year.

"time, times, and half" = 354x3=1062+177=1239 days
This is the same as the 42 months spoken of in the Book of Revelation. If we use the Hebrew calendar.  42 moons is 1239 days of the end days of the Book of Revelation.

 In Dan 7:25 the 4th beast, which is the same empire as the last King of the North, shows this same "times, time and half time" appointed to it and is refering the the last king of the North in the end days..

Daniel's question is different than the one above and refers us back to verse 31 and the desecration of the Temple and city.

Dan 12:8-11
As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?” He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. “Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand. "And from the time [that] the daily [sacrifice] shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, [there shall be] a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

Dan 12:12  Blessed [is] he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

1290 + 45 =1335

I have been asking the Lord about Antiochus IV and how he stopped the sacrifices for 2,300 morning and evening sacrifices and yet also in Dan 12:8-12 . Both of these prophecies are speaking of the time involved with Antiochus IV and how long the sacrifices were stopped, which seems to be a contradiction of times between the two prophecies.

What if God is only counting the sacrifices to Him that were NOT MADE?  This does not have to mean they were consecutive days without sacrifices, but just when all the missed sacrifices were added up they amounted to 2,300 morning and evening sacrifices, or 1150 days. I think this is the key to understanding the difference between the times given in the two prophecies.

From the time of the first morning or evening sacrifice that was not made until the Abomination was set up, (statue of Zeus) in the Temple, would be 1290 days. Then another 45 more days until the blessed day when the Temple would be restored and rededicated, 1335 days total. See chart below. The Jews claim that the statue was set up on Keslev (Nov-Dec) 25, 168 BC, and by the Jewish calendar (1062 days), exactly 3 years later on Keslev 25, 165 BC the Temple was cleansed. But the angel said it was true that there would be 1150 days worth of morning and evening sacrifice not made during the time of Antiochus, which is 88 more days (3 months) without a sacrifices than the Jews actually claim.

But this is my understanding; it would be 1150 days worth of morning and evening sacrifices, which were NOT made, over the whole of 1335 days (again, the 1150 days are not consecutive)

Yet 1335 days equals 2,670 mornings and evenings not 2,300 mornings and evenings. (2,670 - 2,300= 370 morning and evening sacrifices not reconciled, or a 185 day difference between the two prophecies). Refer to chart below.

So how can we reconcile these two prophecies to what actually took place with Antiohus IV? Antiochus ruled from 175 BC until 164 BC. During this time the Jews were in a civil war between the orthodox Jews and the Hellenized Jews. In 175 BC Antiochus installed Jason, a Hellenized High Priest, which is said of him, “The craze for Hellenism and foreign customs reached such a pitch, through the outrageous wickedness of the ungodly pseudo-high-priest Jason, that the priests no longer cared about the service of the altar. Disdaining the temple and neglecting the sacrifices” Jason evidently stopped the sacrifices for 88 days, (3 months) altogether.

“In 171, Jason sent Menelaus, the brother of Simon the Benjamite, to Antiochus IV, but Menelaus secretly betrayed him by outbidding him by 300 talents.” becoming High Priest.

Menelaus robbed the temple of the sacred vessels to pay off this debt, then continued to steal from the Temple, but kept the sacrifices for 185 days (6 months). Then in 170 BC while Antiochus was in Egypt Jason was successful in defeating Menelaus and tried to take the Temple, believing that Antiochus had died. When Antiochus heard of this he regarded this move by Jason, and the Jews that backed him, as an affront upon his majesty, and, having been compelled by the Romans to leave Egypt or else, he marched against Jerusalem, massacred many inhabitants, and plundered the Temple and set up the statue of Zeus, in 168 BC, and stopped the sacrifices for another 1062 days. (88+1062=1150 days or 2300 morning and evening sacrifices.
Refer to chart below.

Altogether from the first day the morning sacrifice did not take place until the statue of Zeus was set up was 1290 days, with a 6 month break in between (88 w/o+185 with+1062 w/o= 1335), continuing as stopped, till the end of the 45 days, until the Jews defeated Antiochus' army and then rededicated the Temple. During that time the sacrifices would not take place for 1150 of the 1335 days.

Here is a chart showing how this works.




The three years counted by the Jews are counting from the time Antiochus set up the statue of Zeus (Abomination of Desolation), and not counting the failure of Jason to perform the sacrifices for 88 days while trying to Hellenize the Jews, because the sacrifices were reinstated after that. That is why the Jews only count from Keslev 25, 165 to Keslev 25, 168 for the time that the temple was desecrated. From the A of D until the dedication of the Temple.

People speak of shadows in the prophecies that can point to more than one event. I thought this was interesting concerning these years when applied to the Islamic empire.

If this blessed year is June 8,1967 when the Jews captured Jerusalem and we count back 45 years it is 1922 when the Jews were given a homeland of Israel. And if we count back 1290 more years it is June 8, 632 it is the very day Mohammad died.  Now I am not sure how this works but I  know that the Caliph, Omar,  that took over on the day of Mohammed's death conquered Jerusalem within 4 years and set up an abomination that will at some time in our future bring about the destruction.  This abomination is the Al Aqsa mosque. The first one was built of wood and years later replaced with the one we see today. It is because of this false religion of Mohammed's that there is no sacrifices or Temple on the sanctuary fortress (Temple Mount) all these years.

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This section on the identity of these kings was first written in the spring of 1991.