Daniel 8

The fullness of what Daniel prophesied here will occur in the final years of natural history (v. 17, 26) as we know it. This vision starts by describing the rise of Medo-Persia and Greece (Alexander the Great). Daniel 8:9-14 describes Antiochus Epiphanes’ attack on Jerusalem (v. 9). Daniel’s prophecies of the Antichrist in verses 23-25 were partially fulfilled by Antiochus Epiphanes.