Darius the Mede (Dan 11:1-11:1)

“As for me,

In the first year

Of Darius the Mede,

I stood up

To support him,

To strengthen him.”

Once again, there is a reference to Darius the Mede, also mentioned in chapter 9. As far as we can tell, there was no such person. Somehow, he comes between the Babylonian King Belshazzar and the Persian Cyrus the Great. Perhaps, he was the first Persian general who entered Babylon after its fall in 539 BCE, but there are no indications of that. He appears to be a literary fiction, perhaps based on the later Persian King Darius I, the 3rd ruler after Cyrus, from 522-486 BCE, who acted very favorably towards the returning Jews to Jerusalem. This time it is the angel Gabriel referring to how he helped Darius the Mede in his first year as the ruler, by supporting and strengthening him.

15 thoughts on “Darius the Mede (Dan 11:1-11:1)

  1. Very informative blog.Really looking forward to read more.

  2. I appreciate you sharing this article post.Much thanks again.

  3. wow, awesome blog post.Much thanks again. Cool.

  4. Awesome article post.Really looking forward to read more.

  5. Looking forward to reading more. Great blog.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  6. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either written myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my authorization. Do you know any methods to help protect against content from being stolen? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  7. I appreciate you sharing this article post.Much thanks again. Fantastic.

  8. I do enjoy the manner in which you have framed this difficulty plus it does give me a lot of fodder for thought. On the other hand, through everything that I have experienced, I only hope as the actual comments pile on that people today stay on issue and not start on a tirade associated with the news of the day. Still, thank you for this outstanding point and whilst I do not really concur with this in totality, I value the standpoint.

  9. There’s definately a lot to find out about this topic. I love all the points you’ve made.

  10. You can certainly see your skills in the work you write. The world hopes for even more passionate writers like you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

  11. Pretty section of content. I simply stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to say that I acquire actually enjoyed account your weblog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing for your feeds or even I fulfillment you get entry to constantly quickly.

  12. There are some attention-grabbing time limits on this article but I don’t know if I see all of them heart to heart. There’s some validity however I will take maintain opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want extra! Added to FeedBurner as well

  13. Fantastic website. Plenty of useful information here. I’m sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thanks for your effort!

  14. There are some interesting deadlines on this article but I don’t know if I see all of them middle to heart. There’s some validity however I’ll take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want extra! Added to FeedBurner as nicely

  15. Good post. I am dealing with a few of these issues as well..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.