Daniel 11:29

29 "At the appointed time he will come again to the South, but this time[a] will not be like the first.

Daniel 11:29 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 11:29

At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the
At the time appointed of God, he should return from Syria again to Egypt; which was his third expedition thither, and was occasioned by the Alexandrians setting up the brother of Ptolemy Philometor for king; wherefore he hastened to Egypt with a large army, under a pretence of restoring the deposed king; but in reality to seize the kingdom for himself F25: but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter;
this expedition should not succeed so well as the two former, as it did not; he could not carry his point, neither subdue Egypt, nor get any of the two brothers into his hands, as he had done before; the reason of which follows:


F25 See the Universal History, vol. 9. p. 282, 409.

Daniel 11:29 In-Context

27 The two kings, whose hearts are bent on evil, will speak lies at the same table but to no avail, for still the end will come at the appointed time.
28 The king of the North will return to his land with great wealth, but his heart will be set against the holy covenant; he will take action, then return to his own land.
29 "At the appointed time he will come again to the South, but this time will not be like the first.
30 Ships of Kittimwill come against him, and being intimidated, he will withdraw. Then he will rage against the holy covenant and take action. On his return, he will favor those who abandon the holy covenant.
31 His forces will rise up and desecrate the temple fortress. They will abolish the daily sacrifice and set up the abomination of desolation.

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