Daniel 11:35 Index
"And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed."
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"...some of them of understanding shall fall..."

  • Little help was given during the Dark Ages. This was a time of great physical and spiritual testing. (KC 135)
  • Though restrained, the spirit of persecution was not destroyed. It broke out whenever their was opportunity. Especially was this the case in England. The religious state of that kingdom was fluctuating, it being sometimes under Protestant and sometimes under papal jurisdiction, according to the religion of the ruling monarch. "Bloody Queen Mary" was a mortal enemy to the Protestant cause, and multitudes fell victims to her relentless persecutions. (US 279-280)

"...to make them white..."

  • At times God allows His children to suffer, even to the point of death, that their characters may be purified and made fit for heaven. Even Christ "learned.... obedience by the things which he suffered" (Hebrews 5:8; Revelation 6:11). (4BC 874)

"...even to the time of the end..."

  • The term "...Time of the End..." is used her for the first time, but Daniel will use the phrase several times after this. Daniel 7:25 says that the Little Horn would rule for a "...time, times and a half of time," ending in 1798. On February 10, 1798, Napoleon's general Berthier marched into Rome and took the Pope prisoner, ending the time of persecution and the Papacy as a world power. This began what Daniel referred to as the "...Time of the End." Hereafter the term "Time of the End" will refer to the time from 1798 until the Second Coming of Christ. Daniel says "...it is still for the appointed time...." To have a clear understanding of the following verses and the details of prophecy for the last days, 1798 must be remembered as the "...appointed time...", by God and referred to in the Bible as the beginning of the "Time of the End." Earth's inhabitants have been living in the "Time of the End" since 1798. It must now be nearing the "...end of time...". The "King of the North" at this time referred to Papal Rome, She came to an end as a world power in 1798. She will rise again as described in the last verse of Daniel 11. (KC 135)
  • This Expression occurs elsewhere in Daniel 8:17, Daniel 11:40, Daniel 12:4, and Daniel 12:9. In the context of Daniel 11:35... [it] seems to be definitely related to the 1260 years, as marking the end of that period. When these Scripture passages are compared with DA 234; 5T 9-10; GC 356, it becomes clear that the year A.D. 1798 marked the beginning of the "time of the end." (4BC 874)
  • This condition of affairs was to last more or less "to the time of the end." The natural conclusion would be that when the time of the end should come, this power which the Church of Rome had possessed to punish heretics, which had been the cause of so much persecution, and which for a time had been restrained, would now be taken entirely away. The conclusion would be equally evident that this taking away of the papal supremacy wold make the beginning of the period called the "time of the end." If this application is correct, "the time of the end" began in 1798; for then, as already noticed, the papacy was over thrown by the French, and has never since been able to wield all the power it before possessed. The oppression of the church by the papacy is evidently referred to here because that is the only one, with the possible exception of Revelation 2:10, connected with a "time appointed," or a prophetic period. (US 280)

"...a time appointed."

  • "to appoint" is applied to Israel's appointed meetings with God (Exodus 23:15 and Leviticus 23:2). The word was used both for the time of [a] meeting (Hosea 12:9) and for the place of [a] meeting (Psalm 74:8). In Daniel 11:35 the idea of time is intended. Even more important is the fact that it is an appointed time. "The time of the end" is an appointed time in God's program of events. (4BC 874)