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The king of the south will be strong, but one of his commanders will be stronger than him, and have dominion; his dominion will be a great dominion. Bible

“king of the South.” This is Ptolemy I Soter (323-285).

“one of his commanders.” This is Seleucus I Nicator (312/311-280 BC). Seleucus was appointed satrap over Babylonia but had to flee from a rival general, Antigonus. He fled to Ptolemy in Egypt and served under him, but when Antigonus was defeated in 312 BC, Seleucus returned to power in the north and eventually became more powerful than Ptolemy.


Commentary for: Daniel 11:5