Daniel 11:1 Index
"Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him."
Research Material

"Also I..."

  • This verse is a continuation of the angel's statement in Daniel 10:21. The chapter division at this point is unfortunate. It gives the false impression that a new part of the book [of Daniel] begins here, when the narrative is clearly continuous. Gabriel informs Daniel that Darius the Mede had been honored of Heaven (PK 556). The vision was given in the third year of Cyrus (Daniel 10:1). The angel is telling Daniel of an event that took place in the first year of Darius. In that year Darius the Mede had been honored of Heaven by a visit of the angel Gabriel "to confirm and to strengthen him" (PK 556).

"...first year of Darius the Mede..."

  • What Gabriel is telling Daniel in the last verse of Daniel 10 is continued in Daniel 11:1. (KC 123)