[b-hebrew] Daniel 11:22

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Tue Aug 29 21:58:14 EDT 2006

Dear Shoshanna,

>NONE of these verses refer to any "anti-christ" - which is a foreign 
>concept after all, if this were a Christian book, the rabbis would 
>not have included it in our Tanach.
>Verse 22 refers to the covenant that the Jews made with the Romans - 
>ie; they will also be crushed by them - this does not refer to 
>Verse 21 refers to the Roman Empire, not to an "anti- christ" 
>("contemptible one" = Roman empire)
>Verse 20:  The Hashmonean Dynasty will succeed Antiochus in 
>Jerusalem, but it will eventually fall as a result of a battle of 
>succession between the two brothers, Aristobulos and Hyrcanus.
>Verse 23:  By signing a "holy covenant" of friendship (see verses 28, 
>30) with the Hashmoneans, Rome will be able to conquer the countries 
>surrounding the Land of Israel without fear of Hashmonean 
>PLEASE don't put foreign doctrine into our scripture, where it does not exist.

HH: You may not realize this, but Christ is the English form of the 
Greek word Cristos, which means "anointed one" and is the Greek 
equivalent of Messiah (meshiach). The antichrist is the one is who is 
against Christ, or who imitates Christ as a pretender.

Harold Holmyard

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