Clifton Emahiser – Letter No. 54

Clifton Emahiser – Letter No. 54


THIS IS MY FIFTY-FOURTH MONTHLY TEACHING LETTER AND CONTINUES MY FIFTH YEAR OF PUBLICATION. In lessons #49 and #50 we studied about Nebuchadnezzar’s dream-image, interpreted by Daniel, concerning the four beast empires of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome. We saw how the great amount of slave-trade caused a mixture of non-assimilable people in the Roman Empire; how the Teutonic German tribes wore down and eventually destroyed Rome; and, the destiny of the two-legged image which represented the western and eastern branches of the Roman Empire.

In lesson #53, we discovered the “little horn” of Daniel 7:8 was the Roman papacy. In this lesson we will investigate the “little horn” of Daniel 8:9. To begin, we will read each verse followed by commentary by Adam Clarke. I prefer Clarke, as his comments are somewhat better than the other commentaries on this passage:

Daniel 8:1: “In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first.”