Daniel 11:15 Index
"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."
Research Material

"...the king of the north..."

  • The northern territory had been controlled by Syria. A new force was now rising that was destined to become the king of the North. In 63 B.C., the Roman invasion of Palestine took place. (KC 130)
  • Following the parenthetical remarks of Daniel 11:14, this verse continues the narrative begun in Daniel 11:13 concerning Antiochus's second campaign in Palestine. (4BC 869)

"...and cast up a mount..."

  • "Siegeworks" (4BC 869)

"...and take the most fenced cities..."

  • "a city of fortifications." The reference is possibly to Gaza which fell to Antiochus III in 201 B.C., after a considerable siege. (4BC 869)

"...and the arms of the shouth shall not withstand..."

  • "Arms" is a symbol of strength [or the lack thereof]. (Daniel 11:22 and Daniel 11:31). (4BC 869)