By Antiochus EpiphanesDa 8:9-14The growing horn is Antiochus Epiphanes who tried to wipe out the Jewish faith in 168 B.C., forbidding Jewish practices and defiling the temple with pagan sacrifices and prostitution. See alsoDa 11:29-35 The help that would be received by God’s people probably refers to the Maccabean revolt and the cleansing of the temple in 165 B.C., although by NT times the land would be occupied by Rome.
The church looks beyond the promised landAc 1:6-8The apostles’concern was for the deliverance of the promised land from Roman domination, but Jesus Christ shows God’s concern to be far wider, to all nations. See alsoRev 5:9-10; Rev 7:9-17; Rev 21:9-27
Dictionary of Bible Themes Scripture index copyright Martin H. Manser, 2009. As Editor, Martin Manser wishes to thank all those who compiled or edited the NIV Thematic Study Bible, on which this work is based.
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