Daniel 11:14 Index
"And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall."
Research Material

"...also the robbers of thy people..."

  • On the scene of action now was rising a new power, small to begin with, but beginning to show its muscle. In act, it was during the reign of Antiochus III that the new contenders for world domination, the Romans, decided to have a say in the affairs of Syria and Egypt. (KC 128-129)
  • If understood objectively, the passage means, "those who act violently against thy people." In this sense it has been taken as referring to the Romans, who eventually (63 B.C.) robbed the Jews of their independence, and later (in A.D. 70 and 135) destroyed the Temple and the city of Jerusalem. It was, in fact, during the reign of Antiochus III that the Romans, interfering to protect the interests of their allies, Pergamum, Rhodes, Athens, and Egypt, first made themselves felt in the affairs of Syria and Egypt. (4BC 869)