The Little Horn of Daniel’s 4
Empire and the Kingdom of the Jews
Historical Exegesis of the Scriptures -
relating to the “little horn”
of Daniel 7
v.8a. “... I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before
whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots... v.9 I beheld till the thrones were
At the end of World War I (1918) and the German Empire, the German National Assembly met in thecity of Weimar in 1919 and drew up the constitution of the new Weimar Republic, which became theGovernment of Germany from 1919
1933. A new “entity” therefore had arisen among the Nations of
Europe. This is a
to the fact that this “little horn” Nation made its appearance after theother horn Nations of Europe in that period, and was in fact “diverse” or changeable in its nature.
After poring over maps, and comparing territories, it appears that only a “small Southern part” and a“small Western part” of the territory of the German Empire was originally included in the Old Roman
Empire. Perhaps this is a
or reason for calling the Weimar Republic the
came up among them
Hitler rose to power during the German economic crisis that followed the First World War and theGreat Depression.In the 19
Century Germany was under a spirit of pride and arrogance believing in the innatesuperiority of the Aryan race, whilst regarding Jews, Poles, Slavs and Russians as lower class races.
The Jews in particular were blamed for WWI and WWII and the Great Depression. Hitler’s
a “lying spirit” which inverted the truth and laid the blame for everything on the Jews.
Hitler then precipitated World War II by
“plucking up by the roots”
three of the Eastern neighbouringnations which were invaded and annexed to Germany, i.e. -
on 12/13 March 1938,
on 15/16 March 1939 and
Sept 1939.Two days later Britain and France declared war on Germany.The words
“the thrones were cast down”
(Dan 7:9) speaks of war and the conquest of these threenations, whilst the reference to the three horns being
“plucked up by the roots”
also precipitates the
point in time in the vision when the Ancient of Days “set” the judgment (Dan 7:9
v.8b “... in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.”
The description of the horn as “little” also serves to contrast, and call attention to the “eyes of a man”(indicating human nature), and “the mouth” of this person who speaks eloquently and acts “big”.
In the economic crisis of
the late 1920s and early 1930s Hitler’s powers of oratory and his propaganda
machine brought the Nazi Party increasing support. In 1933 Hitler was offered the chancellorship byHindenburg, the German President.
Following Hindenburg’s death in 1934 Hitler
assumed the title of Fuhrer (leader), and became theundisputed Dictator of the 3
Reich. At this stage of his accession to power, scripture says he was only