Daniel 11:7 Index
"But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail."
Research Material

"...out of a branch of her roots..."

  • Ptolemy III, the brother of Bernice, invaded Syria and overthrew it, avenging his sister's death. (KC 128)
  • Ptolemy III Euergetes, son of Ptolemy II and brother of Berenice, succeeded his father in 246 B.C., and invaded Syria in revenge for his sister's murder. (4BC 867)
  • The branch out of the same root with Berenice was her brother, Ptolemy Euergetes. He had no sooner succeeded his father Ptolemy Philadelphus in the kingdom of Egypt, than, burning to avenge the death of his sister Berenice, he raised an immense army and invaded the territory of the king of the north, Seleucus Callinicus, who with his mother Laodice reigned in Syria. (US 238)

"...and shall prevail."

  • Ptolemy III seems to have been entirely victorious in his campaign against Seleucus II. He pressed his conquests inland at least as far as Mesopotamia -- though he boasted of having penetrated to Bactria -- and he established Egyptian sea power on the Mediterranean. (4BC 867)
  • He prevailed against them, even to the conquering of Syria, Cilicia, the upper parts beyond the Euphrates, and eastward to Babylon. (US 238)