Daniel 11: A Multifarious Fulfillment

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    To be quite honest I pick up this subject perpetually every few months, with the same final outcome, I need further fulfillment in order to bring this chapter to fruition! What I know, I know, what I don't, I don't. Make sense? Good.... :p

    With that said, I've never really posted much on this chapter, and so this time through I'm going to present some speculation. With that in mind, here you go for your displeasure...

    I am working on the premise that Dan 11 consists of multi fulfillment prophecies, and for what it's worth let me share a section, and how it works.

    The following scripture would be fulfilled in Seleucus Philopator, and as well Caesar Augustus.

    Dan 11:20 "And there will stand up in his position one who causes an exactor to pass through the splendid kingdom, but in a few days he will be broken, though not in anger nor in warfare."

    -Wikipedia-

    "The text states that Seleucus "will be remembered as the king who sent a tax collector to maintain the royal splendor." The deuterocanonical lends more to this in 2 Maccabees 3:2-3... "It came to pass that even the kings themselves, and the princes esteemed the place [the Temple in Jerusalem] worthy of the highest honour, and glorified the temple with very great gifts: So that Seleucus king of Asia allowed out of his revenues all the charges belonging to the ministry of the sacrifices."

    As to Caesar Augustus roll as an exactor:

    Luk 2:1-5 "Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Au·gusʹtus for all the inhabited earth to be registered. (This first registration took place when Qui·rinʹi·us was governor of Syria.) And all the people went to be registered, each one to his own city. Of course, Joseph also went up from Galʹi·lee, from the city of Nazʹa·reth, into Ju·deʹa, to David’s city, which is called Bethʹle·hem, because of his being a member of the house and family of David. He went to get registered with Mary, who had been given him in marriage as promised and who was soon to give birth."

    Now, as to each men's death; Both men were killed in order to further political gain within their ranks. Neither anger nor warfare brought them down, but rather political gain by rivals were the motivations of each.

    Next we read of the replacements of these men, namely Antiochus IV Epiphane and Tiberius Caesar, each in their own time. Each deeply despised, tyrannical individuals in their own right, coming into power during peace, by smoothness, and by guile.

    Dan 11:21 "And there will stand up in his position a despised one, and they will not give him the majesty of the kingdom; and he will come in during a time of security and take hold of the kingdom by means of smoothness."

    During the rule of Epiphane, Onias III was the faithful high priest that was brought down to make room for the Hellenization of Judea, and he would have represented the "leader of the covenant" in his day.

    Dan 11:22 "And the arms of the flood will be swept away on account of him, and they will be broken; as will be the Leader of the covenant."

    -Wikipedia-

    "Onias III (Hebrew: חוֹנִיּוֹ‎ Ḥōniyyō), son of Simon II, was High Priest during the Second Temple period of Judaism. He is described in scriptures as a pious man who opposed the Hellenization of Judea.[1] He was succeeded by his brother Jason in 175 BCE."

    While in the first century, that leader of the covenant, (the new covenant) was our Lord Christ Jesus.

    The flood in that of Dan 11:22 would represent the Maccabean Revolt of 167-160 BCE, and conversely that of the three and a half years between our Lords sacrifice and Cornelius's baptism, that very same flood the dragon released attempting to flood the early church after his ouster. -Rev 12 Verse by Verse-

    Rev 12:15,16 "And the serpent spewed out water like a river from its mouth after the woman, to cause her to be drowned by the river. But the earth came to the woman’s help, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river that the dragon spewed out from its mouth."

    It's at this point I am going to make a leap of faith that I have not encountered anywhere else. It appears to me that it is at this point the text goes from speaking of individual men, to speaking of kingdoms themselves. It is at this same point, being a Jew became a metaphor. Once Cornelius was baptized, Peter's vision of the sheet was fulfilled, and anyone of faith in the new covenant became a Jew, just as Rom 2 rightfully admonishes that a Jew from that point on was no longer one of birth, but that of faith, and it is precisely at this point prophecy concerns itself with moving from explanations of individual rulers among the nations, to the nations themselves as a whole.

    In further posts I will endeavor to show how Dan 11 corresponds to other locations in prophecy, indicating past fulfillment, as well yet future...

    Thanks for reading along...

    AJ
     

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