Daniel 11:10 Index
"But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress."
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"His sons..."

  • That is, the two sons of Seleucus II, Seleucus III Ceraunus Soter (226-223 B.C.), who was murdered by his own troops after a short reign, and Antiochus III, the Great (223-187 B.C.). (4BC 867)
  • The first part of this verse speaks of sons, in the plural; the last part, of one, in the singular.
    • The sons of Seleucus Callinicus were Seleucus Ceraunus and Antiochus Magnus. These both entered with zeal upon the work of vindicating and avenging the cause of their father and their country.
    • The elder of these, Seleucus, first took the throne. He assembled a great multitude to recover his father's dominions; but was poisoned by his generals after a short, inglorious reign. His more capable brother, Antiochus Magnus, was thereupon proclaimed king.
      • He took charge of the army, recovered Seleucia and Syria, and made himself master of some places by treaty and of others by force of arms. Antiochus overcame Nicolas, the Egyptian general, in battle and had thoughts of invading Egypt itself. However, a truce followed, wherein both sides traded for peace, yet prepared for war. Here is the "one" who should certainly "overflow and pass through." (US 239)

"...one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through..."

  • In 219 B.C., Antiochus III initiated his campaign for southern Syria and Palestine by retaking Seleucia, the port of Antioch. Thereafter he set out upon a systematic campaign to conquer Palestine from his rival. Ptolemy IV Philopator (221-203 B.C.) during which he penetrated Transjordan. (4BC 867)