|Daniel: Significant Events in
the Six Years of Returning (Darius)
|Daniel 11:6, Page 2|
(Repeating) Daniel 11:6 Following these [two] years, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Kim Jong-Il, and the radical Islamic organization, Al Qaeda unite and bring all the developments of their purposes against the leader of the Russian-Chinese coalition, to level all nations, and Russia and China will not retain their strength of arms nor withstand the affront, and loses their self-protection and self-provision, especially yielding up their agriculture [farmers, who produce and increase in cycles of years].
Bible, KJV Translation:
(Repeating) Daniel 11:6 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 make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.
Significant Words and Comments:
Signifiicant Words in Daniel 11:6 continued (2 November 2007):
To or against is from ’el [from James Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary entry H0413], properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is “near, with, or among;” often in general, “to.” ’El is used at least four times in Daniel 11:6, 9, 16, 20.
King, from melek [H4428/H4427], designating “the highest national ruler,” is discussed in notes on Daniel 11:2.
North, more correctly translated the concealed, is from tsaphown [H6828/H6845] properly meaning “hidden, that is, dark;” is used only of the north as a quarter (gloomy and unknown).” Tsaphown is derived from tsaphan [H6845], a primary root meaning “to hide (by covering over); by implication, to hoard or reserve; figuratively, to deny; specifically, (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk.” Brown, Driver and Briggs add “treasure up, cherished place, store up.” Tsaphown is used in the phrase “the king of the north” seven times in Daniel 11 [6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 40] and simply as north once in Daniel 11:44.
Who is this king of the north? What does the Scripture clearly tell us? Ezekiel 38:2, 3, and 39:1 discuss Gog and the “chief prince” [first prince or more correctly Rosh prince from ro’sh, H7218], that is, the leader of the Russian-Chinese coalition. Ezekiel 38:6, 15, and 39:2 then associate both Gog and this Rosh prince with the north: “thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army;” “I will turn thee back, and . . . will cause thee to come up from the north parts.” As a geographical direction, Scriptures use north to indicate Russia, Turkey [Ezekiel 38:6], Babylon [Zechariah 2:6-7; Jeremiah 1:14-15], and possibly Europe [Amos 8:12]. North is also used as a most positive spiritual designation: “Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.” “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Elohim: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.” Psalms 48:2; Isaiah 14:13.
Throughout Daniel 11 where the phrase king of the north is used there is no definite article [the] used with the word king, but a definite article is always attached to the word tsaphown [north].
Therefore, based on the clear statements of Scripture, in all further discussions “the king of the north” [Daniel 11:6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 40] will be referenced as the leader of the Russian-Chinese coalition.
To make is from the primary root verb `asah [H6213] simply meaning “to do or to make,” as discussed in notes on Daniel 11:3.
Originally Written: 2 November 2007
Latest Update: 13 October 2011
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