8 0 8 0 0 8:3 A ram: The empire of the Medes and Persians. 8 3 8 0 0 8:5 A he goat: The empire of the Greeks, or Macedonians. Ibid. He touched not the ground. . .He conquered all before him, with so much rapidity, that he seemed rather to fly, than to walk upon the earth.--Ibid. A notable horn. . .Alexander the Great. 8 5 8 0 0 8:8 Four horns: Seleucus, Antigonus, Philip, and Ptolemeus, the successors of Alexander, who divided his empire among them. 8 8 8 0 0 8:9 A little horn: Antiochus Epiphanes, a descendant of Seleucus. He grew against the south, and the east, by his victories over the kings of Egypt and Armenia: and against the strength, that is, against Jerusalem and the people of God. 8 9 8 0 0 8:10 Unto the strength of heaven: or, against the strength of heaven. So are here called the army of the Jews, the people of God. 8 10 8 0 0 8:14 Unto evening and morning two thousand three hundred days: That is, six years and almost four months: which was the whole time from the beginning of the persecution of Antiochus till his death. 8 14 8 0 0 Content-type: text/html; charset=utf-8
¤ Chapter 8: Daniel's vision of the ram and the he goat interpreted by the angel Gabriel.