Daniel 11:38 Index
"But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall be honour with gold, silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things."
Research Material

"...in his estate..."

  • "in his place," that is, in place of the true God. (4BC 876)

"...a god whom his fathers knew not..."

  • Because of Papal suppression, the nation of France threw off all belief in God and established the "Age of Reason".... Now atheism (Spiritual Egypt) had risen to power. Napoleon, wanting to turn Europe into one nation, realized that it could not be done without overthrowing the Papal power; thus the King of the South sent his general, Berthier, into Rome on February 10, 1798, and took the Pope, the King of the North, captive. (KC 137)
  • ... this verse [is] referring to the worship of Reason instituted at Paris in 1793. Realizing the necessity of religion if France was to remain strong to accomplish her aim of spreading the Revolution throughout Europe, some of the leaders in Paris attempted to establish a new religion, with reason personified as a goddess. This was later followed by the worship of a "Supreme Being" -- nature deified -- who might appropriately be considered as a "god of forces." (4BC 876)