Daniel 11:20 Index
"Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle."
Research Material

"There shall arise..."

  • Caesar Augustus, who succeeded Julius Caesar, was the one who established the Roman Empire. (KC 131)

"...a raiser of taxes..."

  • The passage... refers to a king who would send oppressors, or exactors, throughout his real.... the reference here [is] to a taxgatherer, who to the average man in ancient times was the very embodiment of royal oppression. Luke 2:1 records that "it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed [literally, "enrolled," or "registered"]. (4BC 870)

"...he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle."

  • August reigned for more than 40 years and died peacefully in bed in A.D.14. (KC 131)
  • Augustus, who succeeded Julius Caesar, is regarded as having established the Roman Empire, and after a reign of more than 40 years died peacefully in his bed in A.D. 14. (4BC 870)