Daniel 11:18 Index
After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him.,
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"After this shall he turn his face unto the isles..."

  • [Here we return to Julius Ceaser after following the life of Cleopatra] War in other parts of the Roman Empire drew Julius Caesar from Egypt. The party of Pompey was soon defeated on the coastlands of Africa. In Syria and Asia Minor Caesar was successful against Pharnaces, king of the Cimmerian Bosporus. (4BC 870)
  • [This text returns to the time period from the point where Caesar left Egypt...] War in Syria and Asia Minor against Pharnaces, king of the Cimmerian Bosphorus, drew Julius Caesar away from Egypt. "On his arrival where the enemy was, " says Prideaux, "he, without giving any respite either to himself or them, immediately fell on, and gained an absolute victory over them; an account whereof he wrote to a friend of his in these three words: Veni, vidi, vici! 'I came, I saw, I overcame.'" (Humphrey Prideaux, The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews, Vol. II, p. 312). The latter part of this verse is involved in some obscurity, and there is difference of opinion in regard to its application. some apply it further back in Caesar's life, and think they find a fulfillment in his quarrel with Pompey. But preceding and subsequent events clearly defined in the prophecy, compel us to look for the fulfillment of this part of the prediction between the victory over Pharnaces, and Caesar's death at Rome, as brought to view in the following verse. (US 251-252)
  • After his conquest of Asia Minor, Caesar defeated the last remaining fragments of Pompey's party. Cato and Scipio in Africa, and Labienus and Varus in Spain.