Daniel 11:30 Index
"For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant."
Research Material

"...the ships of Chittim..."

  • Barbarian tribes, called the Goths, were invading the Roman Empire and breaking it into pieces. These Germanic tribes became the nations of Western Europe that are mentioned in Daniel 2 and Daniel 7.... Daniel 11:30 speaks of one of the Barbarian tribes from Cyprus sailing against Rome. The Vandals, actually sailed their ships into the Roman fleet and set them on fire. This destroyed nearly every Roman ship, thus hastening the demise of the empire. Rome was certainly grieved as the text indicates, "...he shall be grieved." (Because of the unspeakable deeds perpetrated against Rome by this Barbarian tribe, individuals involved in malicious destruction are to this day called "vandals" and their acts are referred to as "vandalism.") (KC 133)
  • The meaning of the word came to represent any invaders and destroyers from any quarter... This is probably a reference to the barbarian hordes who invaded and broke up the Western Roman Empire. (4BC 873)

"...and have indignation against the holy covenant..."

  • [This is possibly] a reference to Rome's efforts to destroy the Holy Scriptures and the oppression of those who believed in them. (4BC 873)