Donna Danna (25 Feb 2011)
"REPLY TO CHRISTINA -- Could the three horns of Daniel 7 be Egypt, Libya and a 3rd Country Yet to Be"


In answer to the question in your 2/24 post  called  Could the three horns of Daniel 7 be Egypt, Libya and a 3rd Country Yet to Be?" at http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/feb2011/christina224.htm
 
please read Daniel 11:41-45 because the Antichrist (little horn) does take over the glorious land of Israel and also Egypt while Jordan represented by Moab and Edom escapes. 
 
As for the other other 2 horns of the 10 horns of the beast that were plucked up by their roots in Daniel 7:8, 7:20, & 7:24 Daniel 11:43 says that "But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians [shall be] at his steps." Now I always took that to mean that Libya and Ethiopia were nearby and a step away from Egypt, but I didn't think that the little horn was going to take them over. However, I just looked up the word "steps" in Strong's Exhaustive Concordance at http://www.abibleconcordance.com/40H-4700.htm and it is Hebrew word 4703 mits'ad from Hebrew word tsa'ad 6805; "a step; fig. companionship: -- going, step.  The meaning of  Hebrew word 6805 from which it is taken -- to pace, i.e. step; regularly; ( upward) to mount; (along) to march; (down and caus.) to hurl -- bring, go , march (through), run over."  
 
 Now that I look again at the verse that says,  "But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians [shall be] at his steps" if you leave out the added words [shall be] it sounds like the little horn is going to have power over the Libyans and Ethiopians at his steps as well.  Since I am not a Hebrew scholar, on Thursday I emailed my Pastor because he studied Hebrew at Bible college.  He said that the Antichrist (little horn) will conquer Egypt, Libya, & Ethiopia.  That is the interpretation of the verse.  Since these are Muslim countries, it sounds like the little horn (Antichrist) might be a Muslim.  In that case, it's also possible that the beast with the 10 horns in Daniel 7 of which 3 horns are plucked up by the little  horn and the beast with the 10 horns in Revelation 13 who now has 7 heads may turn out to be a Muslim coalition although I know some Christians believe the Antichrist is going to come out of the European Union.  The Muslim Brotherhood wants the Muslim caliphate with a Muslim caliph reintated.
 
Daniel 11:41-45, "He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many [countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians [shall be] at his steps. But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him."