Daniel 8:21 Index
"And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king."
Research Material

"...the rough goat..." (Daniel 8:5)

  • Grecia attained its greatest glory as a unit under the leadership of Alexander the Great, a general as famous as the world has ever seen. This part of her history is represented by the first phase of the goat, during which time the one notable horn symbolized Alexander the Great. Upon his death, the kingdom fell into fragments, but soon consolidated into four grand divisions. (US 189)

"...the great horn..."

  • 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)
  • A symbol of Alexander the Great, the "first king" of the Greco-Macedonian world empire that was destined to replace the Persian Empire. (Daniel 8:5-8; Daniel 7:6). (4BC 845)