Daniel 11:3 Index
"And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will."
Research Material

"...a mighty king..."

  • Alexander the Great's dominion was the largest empire the world had known at that time. This monarch who ruled from the Adriatic to India had hardly reached the height of his power when suddenly he fell ill; eleven days later he was dead, leaving no on in his immediate family to take control of the country. Finally, through a confederation of four generals, Alexander's domain was divided into four kingdoms, representing the same divisions as the four heads on the leopard in Daniel 7:6, and the four horns on the goat in Daniel 8:8. (KC 124)
  • Or "a valiant [warrior] king." This clearly refers to Alexander the Great (336-323 B.C.). (4BC 865)

"...shall rule with great dominion..."

  • Alexander's dominion extended from Macedonia and Greece to northwestern India, from Egypt to the Jaxartes River east of the Caspian Sea -- the largest empire the world had yet known (Daniel 2:39; Daniel 7:6). (4BC 865)