Daniel 11:19 Index
"Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found."
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"...he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land..."

  • Returning to Rome, the "fort of his own land," he was made dictator for life. Other powers and honors were granted him which made him in fact the absolute sovereign of the empire. (US 252)

"...he shall stumble and fall..."

  • In 44 B.C., Julius Caesar was assassinated in Rome. (4BC 870)
  • But the prophet had said that he should stumble and fall. The language implies that his overthrow would be sudden and unexpected, like a person accidentally stumbling in his walk. So [Caesar] who is said [to have] fought and won fifty battles, taken one thousand cities, and slain one million one hundred ninety-two thousand men, fell, not in the din of battle and the hour of strife, but when he thought his pathway was smooth and danger far away. (US 252)
  • "On the evening before the Ides Caesar dined with Lepidus, and as the guests sat at their wine someone asked the question, 'What is the best death to die?' Caesar who was busy signing letters said, 'A sudden one.' By noon the next day, despite dreams and omens, he sat in his chair in the senate House, surrounded by men he had cared for, had promoted, or had spared, and was struck down, struggling, till he fell dead at the foot of Pompey's statue." (The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. IX, P. 738). Thus he suddenly stumbled and fell, and was not found, in 44 B.C. (US 252)