Daniel 11:24 Index
"He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time."
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"...for a time."

  • [Better] "until a time." This expression points to a [point in] time when the devices of the [Rome Empire]... will be brought to an end. "Time" [as used] here... [is] not to be taken a specific [amount] of time, nor as a period of prophetic time, [it is just pointing to a point in "time" when and foretold event will happen]. The [Roman Empire] was to work until that God-ordained limit was reached (Daniel 11:27; Daniel 12:1). (4BC 871)
  • History records that [Rome] plundered [her] conquests [and] distributed generously [those spoils] among the nobility and army commanders, and that it was [a] common practice for the ordinary soldier to receive a grant of land in the conquered regions [when his military service was completed]. "For a time"... no "strong holds" were able to withstand the determined pressure of the invincible legions of Rome. (4BC 871)