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It grew great, even reaching to the army of heaven; and some of the army and of the stars it cast down to the ground and trampled on them. Bible

“army of heaven…stars.” This language helps us see that Antiochus was a true type of the Antichrist, challenging God Himself, but in its historical context the army of heaven and the stars are God’s holy people. We have not yet made the jump to verses that speak strictly of the Antichrist.

“trampled on them.” The horrible persecution of the Jews under Antiochus Epiphanes is well documented by historians.


Commentary for: Daniel 8:10