Bible Question:

I read your study on the four Greek generals and the little horn. Are you stating that the little horn arises from the Greek empire or the Roman empire? The book of Daniel states the little horn arises from the fourth empire which is the Roman empire. Just wondering if I missed something in the study.

Bible Answer:

The book of Daniel refers to a “little horn” in Daniel 7:8, a “large horn” in Daniel 8:8, and a “small horn” in Daniel 8:9. The little horn in Daniel 7 arises from the ruins of the old Roman Empire. The little horn will be a future world ruler who removes three other rulers and then takes control of the world. Here is Daniel 7:8,

While I was contemplating the horns, behold, another horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth uttering great boasts. Dan 7:8 (NAS95S)

The study “The Final Kingdom” provides further information.

Daniel 8:8 refers to a large horn. This large horn is Alexander the Great who died after expanding his empire into India. After his death the Greek Empire was divided by his four generals into four sections.

Then the male goat magnified himself exceedingly. But as soon as he was mighty, the large horn was broken; and in its place there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven. Dan 8:8 (NAS95S)

Daniel 8:9 introduces us to a small horn which is Antiochus Epiphanes.

Out of one of them came forth a rather small horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the Beautiful Land. Dan 8:9 (NAS95S)

For more information about the large and small horns visit the study “Details For Trust.


May God bless you as you study.

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