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Daniel 8:9


From one of them came a small horn. 1  But it grew to be very big, toward the south and the east and toward the beautiful land. 2 


Ps 48:2; Ps 105:24; Jer 3:19; Eze 20:6,15; Da 7:8,20-26; Da 8:23,24; Da 11:16,41,45; Da 11:21,25-45; Zec 7:14

NET © Notes

sn This small horn is Antiochus IV Epiphanes, who controlled the Seleucid kingdom from ca. 175-164 B.C. Antiochus was extremely hostile toward the Jews and persecuted them mercilessly.

sn The expression the beautiful land (Heb. הַצֶּבִי [hatsÿvi] = “the beauty”) is a cryptic reference to the land of Israel. Cf. 11:16, 41, where it is preceded by the word אֶרֶץ (’erets, “land”).

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