Symbols of Daniel 8
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Where was Daniel
at the time that this vision was given to him?
"I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at
Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision,
and I was by the river of Ulai." Daniel 8:2.
In this vision,
what did Daniel see first?
"Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before
the river a ram which had two horns." Verse 3.
What was next
shown to him?
"As I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the
face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable
horn between his eyes. And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had
seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power. And I
saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and
smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to
stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and
there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand. Therefore the he goat
waxed very great." Verses 5-8.
When the notable
horn was broken, what came up next?
"When he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four
notable ones toward the four winds." Verse 8.
horn came out of one of these horns?
"Out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding
great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And
it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host
and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them." Verses 9-10.
What command was
then given to an angel that stood nearby?
"I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and
said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision." Verse 16.
What were the
first words that the angel then spoke to the prophet?
"Understand, a son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the
vision." Verse 17.
Did the angel
then explain about the ram and the he-goat?
"The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and
Persia. And the rough goat is the king of Grecia." Verses 20-21.
represented by the four horns that come up in place of the broken one?
"Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms
shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power." Verse 22.
What is the
meaning of the "little horn" in verse 9?
"In the latter time of their [successors of Alexander] kingdom, when
the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and
understanding dark sentences, shall stand up." Verse 23.
What was this
little horn to do to God's sanctuary?
"Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him
the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast
down." Daniel 8:11.
What was finally
to happen to this persecuting power?
"The judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to
consume and to destroy it unto the end." Daniel 7:26.
At what time,
according to this important prophecy, was the sanctuary to be cleansed?
"He said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall
the sanctuary be cleansed." Daniel 8:14.
How did this
view of desolation and persecution by the little horn power affect the prophet?
"I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I
rose up, and did the king's business." Daniel 8:27.