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Daniel 11:15

Context
11:15 Then the king of the north will advance and will build siege mounds and capture a well-fortified city. 1  The forces of the south will not prevail, not even his finest contingents. 2  They will have no strength to prevail.

Daniel 11:32

Context
11:32 Then with smooth words he will defile 3  those who have rejected 4  the covenant. But the people who are loyal to 5  their God will act valiantly. 6 

1 sn This well-fortified city is apparently Sidon. Its capture from the Ptolemies by Antiochus the Great was a strategic victory for the Seleucid kingdom.

2 tn Or “choice troops” (BDB 104 s.v. מִבְחָר), or “elite troops” (HALOT 542 s.v. מִבְחָר).

3 tn Or “corrupt.”

4 tn Heb “acted wickedly toward.”

5 tn Heb “know.” The term “know” sometimes means “to recognize.” In relational contexts it can have the connotation “recognize the authority of, be loyal to,” as it does here.

6 sn This is an allusion to the Maccabean revolt, which struggled to bring about Jewish independence in the second century B.C.



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