THE KING OF NORTH AND THE KING OF SOUTH (Part 3)
THE FIRST IDENTITY OF THE TWO KINGS
The prophecy of Daniel 11:5–45 is a difficult Bible Enigma. The fact that the human sovereignty is represented as a statue in Daniel 2, is nothing strange regarding this human morphology or shape. For example, the lower part of the statue, thighs, legs, feet and toes, reveal the evolution of this human sovereignty over the time, until the end. The study of this prophecy is according the lower part of the statue, from the copper thighs to the iron legs, feet and toes, with “molded clay”.
The Kingdom symbolized by copper is Greece, while the Kingdom symbolized by the iron is the Roman Empire, which lasts until today (Daniel 2:32b, 33, 39–43). The fact that the copper is located both on the belly, and then on the thighs, this means that ultimately the Greek Empire would later be mainly divided in two parts. And it is precisely within this empire divided that begins this binary worldwide rivalry between the King of the North and the King of the South.
Before the bipolarity of this worldwide conflict during centuries, this prophecy explains how this Greek empire would be divided, thus echoing to another prophecy of Daniel, on this first splitting into four parts (compare Daniel 8:5.8 and 11:3,4). However, this division in four parts will ultimately become, a division in two worldwide parts of the Greek Empire.
The first identity of the two kings And it is precisely within this empire divided that begins this binary global rivalry between the King of the North and the King of the South.
- The king of the North, the Syrian King Seleucus I Nicator and his dynasty
- the king of the South, the Egyptian King Ptolemy Lagus and his dynasty
With these two dynasties, one being from Syria (North), and the other from Egypt (South), begins this bipolar worldwide conflict (Daniel 11: 5–19), with the Land of Decoration as real geographical epicenter, since the beginning and until the end of this prophecy… Thus, while the statue brings out the beginning unity of the Greek Kingdom by mean the symbolism of the copper belly, but also by the appearance of a Great Horn (in Daniel 8:8,21), it leads to term, in a bipolar division of the Kingdom, represented by the two copper thighs of the statue (Daniel 2:32 b, 39).
The History informs us that these two countries, the Syria and Egypt would fall under the Roman domination. After, the continuation of the history of these two futures new Kings, would be done in the context of the historical evolution of the Roman Empire, during the centuries. And it is in this context of the prophecy of Daniel chapters 2,7,8, that should be put into perspective this prophecy of Daniel 11: 20–45, to understand the overall coherence of the resolution of this Bible enigma.
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