Daniel 8:10 Index
"And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them."
Research Material

"...even to the host of heaven..."

  • Daniel is still describing what he saw in vision. Inasmuch as the angel later provides the interpretation (Daniel 8:24), we are not left in darkness concerning the significance of what is here described. The "host" and "stars" obviously represent "the might and the holy people" (Daniel 8:24). (4BC 842)

"...and stamped upon them."

  • This has reference to the fury with which Rome has persecuted the people of God so often throughout the centuries. In the days of the tyrants Nero, Decius, and Diocletian in pagan times, and again in papal times, Rome has never hesitated to deal harshly with those whom she chooses to condemn. (4BC 842)