Today’s passage: Daniel 11:1-13
- Remember, 11:1 finishes the paragraph that is 10:18-21. The conversation moves on in 11:2.
- The fourth king of Persia was Xerxes 1 (486-465 B.C.)
- Xerxes 1 led an attack against Greece, which resulted later in the counterattack of Alexander the Great.
- Alexander’s sons were murdered and so his empire was split into four. The two portions spoken of primarily in this passage are the Ptolemies and the Seleucid.
- The details of this prophecy are so specific, and they came to pass in exact detail. So much so that people who want to reject the Bible say that Daniel must have been written much later (There is no other possible explanation). However, history records Alexander the Great going into Jerusalem and being shown the book of Daniel, and understanding that the prophecies were about him!
Questions to consider:
- Is it logical to deny the accuracy of the Bible? Is it logical to deny the existence of God?
- Why do people reject God? (Romans 1:18-32)