Daniel 8:19

19 He said, "Listen, and I will tell you what will take place later in the period of wrath; for it refers to the appointed time of the end.

Daniel 8:19 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 8:19

And he said, behold, I will make thee know
Or, "make known unto thee" F14; what he knew not, even things future: particularly what shall be in the last end of the indignation;
the indignation of God against the people of Israel, in the sore affliction and persecution of them by Antiochus, which he suffered to be; here the angel suggests that that should not remain always, but should have an end; and he would inform the prophet what should be at the close; or rather, as Noldius F15 renders it, "what shall be unto the last end of the indignation"; all that should come to pass from the beginning of the Persian monarchy, signified by the "ram", quite through the Grecian monarchy, designed by the "he goat", unto the end of the persecution by Antiochus; for, certain it is, the angel informed the prophet of more things than what concerned the last part and, closing scene of these sorrowful times; even of all the above said things, which intervened between the setting up of the Persian monarchy, and the sufferings of the Jews in the times of Antiochus; and so Aben Ezra interprets it, here

``is declared the wrath of God upon Israel in the days of wicked Greece, and in the days of Antiochus, until the Hasmonaeans cleansed the temple:''
for at the time appointed the end shall be; the end of that indignation or affliction, and so of this vision or prophecy: there was a time appointed by God for the fulfilment of the whole; and when that time was come all would be accomplished; the indignation would cease, and the persecution be at an end.

F14 (Keydwm) "ego notum faciam tibi", Piscator; "indicaturus tibi sum", Michaelis.
F15 Concord. Ebr. Partic. p. 180. No. 809.

Daniel 8:19 In-Context

17 So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I became frightened and fell prostrate. But he said to me, "Understand, O mortal, that the vision is for the time of the end."
18 As he was speaking to me, I fell into a trance, face to the ground; then he touched me and set me on my feet.
19 He said, "Listen, and I will tell you what will take place later in the period of wrath; for it refers to the appointed time of the end.
20 As for the ram that you saw with the two horns, these are the kings of Media and Persia.
21 The male goat is the king of Greece, and the great horn between its eyes is the first king.
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