Daniel 11:16 Index
"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."
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"...he shall stand in the glorious land..."

  • That is Palestine (Daniel 8:9). According to the view that the Romans are introduced in Daniel 11:14, the conquest of Palestine here described is... that of Pompey, who in 63 B.C., intervened in a dispute between the two brothers Hyrcanus and Aristobulus, rivals to the throne of Judea. The defenders shut themselves behind the Temple defenses and for three months held out against the Romans. It was on this occasion that, according to Josephus (Antiquities xiv. 4, 4), that Pompey lifted the veil and gazed upon the holy of holies, now empty, of course, for the ark had been hidden since the Exile (Jeremiah 37:10). (4BC 869)