Daniel 11:21 Index
"And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries."
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"...in his estate shall stand up a vile person..."

  • Augusts was succeeded by his adopted son, Tiberius, who was eccentric, misunderstood, unloved, and ruling at the time the "Prince of the Covenant," Jesus Christ, was put to death. (KC 131)
  • That is, one lightly esteemed or despised. Augustus was succeeded by Tiberius (A.D. 14-37).... sufficient factual evidence remains to show that Tiberius was an eccentric, misunderstood, and unloved person. (4BC 870)

"...they shall not give the honour of the kingdom..."

  • Literally, "they did not give." The reference is probably to the fact that Tiberius was not originally in line for succession to the throne, but became the son of Augustus by adoption, and was appointed heir to the empire only when he had reached middle life. (4BC 870)

"...but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries."

  • When Augustus died, Tiberius ascended the throne peacefully. He was only the stepson of his predecessor, and his accession to the imperial dignity was to a considerable extent due to the maneuverings of his mother, Livia. (4BC 870)