Daniel: Significant Events in
the Six Years of Returning
Daniel 11:25-26c
Daniel 11:25-26, Page 3

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): 
Shall forecast, shall devise, chashab [from James Strong’s Hebrew Dictionary entry H2803], as noted by Daniel 11:24
Devices, well-thought-out purposes, machashabah [H4284/H2803], see Daniel 11:24. Forecast devices, plan plans! See Daniel 11:24, note on H2803.
Against, above, or over, `al [H5922/H5927], as discussed by Daniel 11:5.

Significant Words in Daniel 11:26 (9 November 2007): 
Feed, consume, from the primary root verb ’akal [H0398], meaning “to eat,” is used only here in Daniel 11-12
A portion of his food, from pathbag [H6598], meaning “a dainty,” is used only here in Daniel 11-12. The Hebrew phrase from which “they that feed of the portion of his meat” is derived from “consumes [H0398] food [H6598/of foreign origin] his shall break [H7665] him.” Literally, “that which consumes his food breaks him.” Purposeful vindictive destruction of food reserves, natural disasters, crop failure due to drought, and every other event which causes famine is included here. Many diseases result from food-shortages and would contribute to the death toll and therefore to the ultimate destruction of this army.
Destroy him, literally burst him, shabar [H7665], see Daniel 11:4.
Army [any strength], chayil [H2428/H2342], see Daniel 11:7
Overflow, to gush, shataph [H7857], is discussed in notes on Daniel 11:10. In context, the armies flee, or desert in panic-stricken terror.” Ezekiel 38:19-20 speak of a mighty earthquake to shake the land of Israel while this army is in their land; “Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; . . . and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at My presence.” And Isaiah says that at that time the armies will flee in terror, and be slaughtered. “Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place: . . . they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.” Isaiah 13:13-15.
Fall down is from naphal [H5307] as discussed in notes on Daniel 11:12.
Slain, used only here in Daniel 11-12, is from chalal [H2491/H2490], meaning “pierced (especially to death); figuratively, polluted.”
Many, rab [H7227/H7231], is discussed in notes on Daniel 11:3.
Many shall fall down slain. The K.J.V. translation of Ezekiel 39:2 speaks of 83 percent death for the armies that invade Israel at this time. “I will turn thee back, and leave but the sixth part of thee, and will cause thee to come up from the north parts, and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel.” That is a devastating lost for any commander. However, the Hebrew behind the phrase “leave but the sixth part of thee” does not state a portion but simply reads “will annihilate you.”

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

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