Thoughts on Daniel 11 and the King of the South Pastor Marcus A. Swearingen Bates Daniel 11 Conference Village SDA Church Apocalyptic Parallels in the Book of Daniel Dan. 2 Gold Silver Bronze Dan. 7 Lion Bear 11:1-2 Leopard Dan. 8-9 --------Ram

Dan. 10-12 Interpretation ------------ Babylon (605-539 BC) 10:1, 13, 20 Medo-Persia (539-331 BC) Male Goat 10:20; 11:2-4 Greece (331-168 BC) ------Four Heads Four Horns 11:4-15 4 Greek Empires (301-30 BC) Iron Fourth Beast Little Horn 11:16-30a Imperial Rome (168 BC-AD 476) Ten Toes Ten Horns --------------------- Divided Kingdoms (AD 476) Iron/Clay Little Horn Little Horn 11:30b-45 Papal Rome (538-1798, 1798-End) 12:7-11 Stone Judgment Sanctuary 12:1-3, 12-13 Judgment/2nd Advent Image Smashed Horn Judged Horn Broken (1844-Christs Return) Overview of Dan.

11:1-12:3 Dan. 11:1-4 Empires Persia, Greece, 4 Greek Dan. 11:5-15 (KOS) Syria (KON) vs. Egypt Dan. 11:16-30a (KOS) Rome (KON) vs. Egypt Dan. 11:30b-39

Papacy (KON) AD 538 to 1798 Dan. 11:40-45 Papacy (KON) vs. Egypt Daniel 11 Summary Points Dan. 10-12 is sequentially consistent with Daniels earlier apocalyptic visions (final power is Rome; orig. pioneer view) Geographic literalism is not required throughout the entire narrative of Dan. 11 (endtime prophecy is global and scope and not limited to geography Alexanders former empire?)

The entrance of Papal Rome into Dan. 11 narrative in vs. 30-31 signifies a shift from Daniel 11 Summary Points Dan. 11:5-15 KON is Seleucid Syria; KOS is Ptolemaic Egypt Dan. 11:16-22 describes Pagan/Imperial Rome (KON) Dan. 11:23-24 describes how Rome would use its Jewish alliance to eventually destroy Jerusalem (AD 70)

The time of vs. 24 equates to 360 literal years Dan. 11:25-29 gives starting and ending points Daniel 11 Summary Points Dedication of Constantinople (new Rome) hastened the demise of old Rome and prepared the way for the papacy Dan. 11:30-35 describes the rise and persecuting activities of the dark-age papacy (538 to 1798), the next KON Dan. 11:36-39 describes the blasphemous character qualities of the papacy as the KON (see Dan. 7-8; 2 Thess. 2:3-4; 13MR 394;

Ministry, March 1954) Daniel 11 Summary Points Two-way war in vs. 40 (possible chiastic structure) Dan. A11:40a KOS Chiasm in Dan. 11:40 B pushes C him (king of vs. 36, papal KON) Dan. A11:40b him

(KOS) B comes against C KON Daniel 11 Summary Points The time of the end is the period of human history that extends from 1798 to 2nd Advent The phrase at the time of the end seems to point to the year 1798; the word push (nagach) implies that the papal KON is conquered (deadly wound) Because KON is a symbolic/global power, the KOS must also be a symbolic/global power (it is

still Egypt but symbolic!) Egypts ancient disposition revealed rebellion Daniel 11 Summary Points Napoleonic France revealed this disposition and took the papacy down (pushed) in the year 1798 (at the TOE) Since that time individuals and nations have revealed this same defiant disposition toward God; this symbolic kingdom will be conquered through the enforcement of the MOB and Satans counterfeit advent (GC 624-625) This interpretation is consistent with the

Adventist understanding of Rev. 11:7-8 Daniel 11 Summary Points The north describes the highest position where God dwells and is exalted; the south describes the lowest position where God is denied altogether (atheism) Response to claim of phantomizing (GC 360); compare Luke 21:24; Rev. 11:2; GC 266; 4SP 188 (4BC 25-38) Two examples of going back in Dan. 11 vs. 23-29 (vs. 16-22) and vs. 36-39 (vs. 30-35) both examples fall within their empires Parallels Dan. 11:41; 11:45; Matt. 24:15; 2 Thess. 2:3-4

Papal Symbol Action Church Symbol King of North Enters Glorious Land King of North Plants Glorious Holy Mountain Abomination of Desolation Stands Holy Place Man of Sin/Son of Perdition Sits Temple

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