1 In Dan. Dan. 7:20 he is represented as A horn that had eyes. It is a double symbol. The horn prefigures strength; eyes speak of intelligence. Again, in Dan. Dan. 8:23 he is referred to as A King of fierce countenance. who shall understand dark sentences. That which baffles others shall be simple to him. The Hebrew word here translated dark sentences is the same as the one rendered hard questions in 1 Kings 1K. 10:1, where we read of the Queen of Sheba coming to Solomon with her hard questions in order to test his wisdom. It is also the word that is used in Samsons riddle in Judges Jdg. 14:1. It indicates that the Antichrist will be master of all the secrets of occult science. Eze. Eze. 28:3 declares of him Beholding, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee. This will be one of his most alluring attractions. His master mind will captivate the educated world. His marvelous store of knowledge, his acquaintance with the secrets of nature, his superhuman powers of perception, will stamp him as an intellectual genius of the first magnitude.Arthur Walkington Pink, The Antichrist (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, 1999, 1923), s.v. The Genius and Character of the Antichrist.