Daniel 8:20 Index
"The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia."
Research Material

"...ram... having two horns..." (Daniel 8:3 and Daniel 8:4)

  • HORNS: "Horns" is frequently used to symbolize divisions, or nations, that develop out of a great parent kingdom. Thus the ten horns appearing on the fourth beast of Daniel 7 (compare the paralleling beasts of Revelation 13 and Revelation 17) are expressly stated to be ten kingdoms; or divisions, that would arise out of the territory of the fourth world kingdom. (Froom 33)
  • As the disciples said to the Lord, so may we here say of the angel who spoke to Daniel, "Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb." (John 16:29). This explanation of the vision is in language plain to be understood.... The distinguishing feature of the Persian Empire, the union of the two nationalities which composed it, is represented by the two horns of the ram. (US 189)