Daniel: Significant Events in
the Six Years of Returning
Daniel 11:25-26b
Daniel 11:25-26, Page 2

Re-evaluation Translation:
Repeating) Daniel 11:25  And he [the Lamb-king] will stir up force and courage against the radical Islamic organization Al-Qaeda with a great company [of nations], and Al-Qaeda initiates a battle with a great and very mighty army, but cannot prevail, for destructive designs are purposed against this group.
Daniel 11:26  And destruction of food [famine and pestilence] will destroy them, and their forces will fight among themselves and many will fall down slain.

Bible, KJV Translation:
Repeating) Daniel 11:25  And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.
Daniel 11:26  Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

Significant Words and Comments:

Signifiicant Words in Daniel 11:25 continued (8 November 2007): 
Courage, lebab [from James Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary entry H3824, from the primary root verb H3823], heart, as discussed by Daniel 11:12.
Against, above, or over, `al [H5922/H5927], see Daniel 11:5.
        For full explanation of
“the king of the south” as the radical Islamic organization Al-Qaeda, see the note following Daniel 11:5.
Army [any strength], chayil [H2428/H2342], see Daniel 11:7
Great, from gadowl [H1419/H1431], expresses largeness or excess, as discussed in notes on Daniel 11:2. Does this righteous ruler raise up “a great army”? It is not clear in Daniel 11:25, for marshalling a large group of nations which oppose the corrupt policies and practices of Al-Qaeda does not necessarily indicate that they are a military force. Ezekiel 38 describes the invasion of a mighty army, but nowhere indicates that the restored people of Israel will take up arms against these forces. Rather, the people live in “unwalled villages . . .  having neither bars nor gates,” and they “are at rest, [and] dwell safely.” The invading armies fight among themselves and Yehuveh sends diseases and natural disasters to destroy them. Neither does anything in the Daniel 11 state that the restored nation of Israel defends itself with a great army! Ezekiel 38:11.
Stirred up, enraged or brought into conflict, garah [H1624], as discussed in notes on Daniel 11:10. Stir up, garah, was used twice in Daniel 11:10, indicating  two provocations to war at that time. Here, the third such the initiation of war is quite different. This war, not of self-defense or acquisition, is the powerful resistance put up by Al-Qaeda against the restoration of Yehuveh’s values and ways among the nations. Like the war Nimrod waged against Shem, it is a war opposing restoring Yehuveh’s ways. Yehuveh Himself now gets involved!
Battle, milchamah [H4421/H3989], as discussed in notes on Daniel 11:20.
Army [any strength], chayil [H2428/H2342], see Daniel 11:7
Great, gadowl [H1419/H1431], largeness or excess, see Daniel 11:2.
Mighty, `atsuwm [H6099/H6105], “powerful; numerous,” is used only here in Daniel 11-12.
Not is from lo’ [H3808], permanent negative, as noted by Daniel 11:4.
Shall stand [H5975], is discussed in notes on Daniel 11:1.

Gael Bataman
Originally Written:                 8 November 2007
Latest Update:                     19 October 2011

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