And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have come to their fullness, a king of bold countenance, and understanding riddles, shall stand up.
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George Leo Haydock
Shameless. Hebrew: "hard "cruel, and impudent, as Epiphanes was, 1 Machabees i. 2. Marcellinus styles him "wrathful and savage. "
Sentences, making use of artifice to seize the estates of his nephew Philometor, and to oppress the Jews, 2 Machabees v. 24. (Calmet)
The history speaks of Antiochus: antichrist is also meant, as chap. xii. and Matthew xxiv. (Worthington)