Daniel 11:21-45; The Reign of Antiochus Epiphanes; Cruelty and Impiety of Antiochus; The Death of Antiochus; Note, When God’s time shall come to bring proud oppressors to their end none shall be able to help them, nor perhaps inclined to help them; for those that covet to be feared by all when they are in their grandeur, when they come to be in distress will find themselves loved by none; none will lend them so much as a hand or a prayer to help them; and, if the Lord do not help, who shall? B.C. 534

The Reign of Antiochus Epiphanes; Cruelty and Impiety of Antiochus; The Death of Antiochus. B. C. 534. Daniel 11:21-45 21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.   22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the Continue Reading

Daniel 11:5-20; The Affairs of Egypt and Syria; The Reign of Antiochus Magnus; The Fall of Antiochus Magnus; The rise and power of two great kingdoms out of the remains of Alexander’s conquests; This world is full of wars and fightings, which come from men’s lusts, and make it a theatre of sin and misery; Note, No word of God shall fall to the ground; but what He had designed, what He has declared, shall infallibly come to pass; and even the sins of men shall be made to serve His purpose, and contribute to the bringing of His counsels to birth in their season; and yet God is not the author of sin. B.C. 534

The Affairs of Egypt and Syria; The Reign of Antiochus Magnus; The Fall of Antiochus Magnus. B. C. 534. Daniel 11:5-20 5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.   6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to Continue Reading

Daniel 11:1-4; Ruin of the Persian Monarchy; Here is a brief prediction of the setting up of the Grecian monarchy upon the ruins of the Persian monarchy, which was now newly begun; He foretells Alexander the Great’s conquests and the partition of his kingdom; See what decaying perishing things worldly pomp and possessions are, and the powers by which they are got; Never was the vanity of the world and its greatest things shown more evidently than in the story of Alexander. B.C. 534

D A N I E L. CHAPTER 11 The angel Gabriel, in this chapter, performs his promise made to Daniel in the foregoing chapter, that he would "show him what should befal his people in the latter days," according to that which was "written in the scriptures of truth:" very particularly does he here foretel the succession of the kings of Persia and Grecia, and the affairs of their kingdoms, especially the mischief which Antiochus Epiphanes did in Continue Reading

Daniel 10:10-21; Daniel Alarmed and Comforted; Note, Strength and comfort commonly come by degrees to those that have been long cast down and disquieted; they are first helped up a little, and then more; Note, When God gives strength and power unto His people He makes them sensible of their own weakness; Let God enable us to comply with His will, and then, whatever it is, we will stand complete in it: “Da quod jubes, et jube quod vis–Give what thou commandest, and then command what thou wilt.” B.C. 534

Daniel Alarmed and Comforted. B. C. 534. Daniel 10:10-21 10 And, behold, a hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.   11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.   12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the Continue Reading

Daniel 10:1-9; Vision near the River Hiddekel; Daniel’s solemn fasting and humiliation, before he had this vision; A glorious appearance of the Son of God to him, and the deep impression it made upon him; ‘and the voice of His words like the voice of a multitude: The ‘vox Dei–voice of God’ can overpower the ‘vox populi–voice of the people'; Note, We must take heed lest our reverence of God’s glory, by which we should be awakened to hear His voice both in His word and in His providence, should degenerate into such a dread of Him as will disable or indispose us to hear it. B.C. 534

D A N I E L. CHAPTER 10 This chapter and the two next (which conclude this book) make up one entire vision and prophecy, which was communicated to Daniel for the use of the church, not by signs and figures, as before (ch. vii. and viii.), but by express words; and this was about two years after the vision in the foregoing chapter. Daniel prayed daily, but had a vision only now and then. In this chapter we have some things introductory to Continue Reading

Why Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State is a Prime Requirement for Israel-Palestinian Peace

From Gloria-Centre.Org Why Recognition of Israel as a Jewish State is a Prime Requirement for Israel-Palestinian Peace By Barry Rubin * August 20, 2009 ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org One of Israel’s highest priorities in negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA) is recognition by the PA and Continue Reading

Obama’s Failing Initiative in the Middle East: Lack of Change You Can Believe In

From Gloria-Centre.Org Obama's Failing Initiative in the Middle East: Lack of Change You Can Believe In ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org By Barry Rubin Presidents must be optimistic when presenting initiatives. To keep up support they have to insist that things are going well, progress is being made, Continue Reading

Obama Administration Succeeds…In Alienating Both Sides

From Gloria-Centre.Org Obama Administration Succeeds...In Alienating Both Sides ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org A new poll, conducted jointly by Israeli and Palestinian institutions, shows that President Obama is not too popular with either Israelis or Palestinians. If he presents a peace plan of his own Continue Reading

The Trouble with Washington: The Middle East Doesn’t Exist Solely in Their Minds

From Gloria-Centre.Org The Trouble with Washington: The Middle East Doesn't Exist Solely in Their Minds By Barry Rubin * August 24, 2009 ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org Washington, DC It is hard to convey the enormous gap between Middle East reality and Washington thinking. To try to Continue Reading

Let’s Pretend We’re Making Arab-Israeli, Israel-Palestine Peace.

From Gloria-Centre.Org Let's Pretend We're Making Arab-Israeli, Israel-Palestinian Peace By Barry Rubin * August 26, 2009 ATTENTION WEBMASTERS.  You are welcome to post this entire article as long as you give a direct link to the article on our site and to http://www.gloria-center.org Here’s one of my favorite stories explaining how the Middle East works. It was told by Muhammad Hussanein Heikal, the famed Egyptian journalist. Continue Reading