THE VISION 8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. THE EXPLANATION OF THE VISION 21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. 22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power. 23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. SPELLING IT OUT: 1. The "he goat" in verse 8 is explicity defined as "the king of Grecia" in verse 21 2. The "four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven" in verse 8 is defined as the "four that stood up for it(first king of Grecia)" and are "four kingdoms" that "stand up for THE NATION (Greece) in verse 22. NOTE: the "four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven" are the "four kingdoms" of "THE NATION" Greece. Any Greek history book will tell you these four kingdoms are divided by the four directions of the compass from each other into a NORTHERN kingdom, a SOUTHERN kingdom, a EASTERN kingdom and a WESTERN kingdom. In the book of Daniel 11 the Northern and Southern Kingdom are mentioned by name. 3. Verse 9 explicitly states that the "little horn" arise "out of one of them." Notice the PLURAL "them" (not the singular Rome or singular fourth beast in Daniel 7). "THEM" refers to the "four notable ones" in verse 8 identified as the "four kingdoms" that arise "OUT OF THE NATION" of Greece. 4. Verse 23 confirms the little horn arises out of "THEIR kingdom" which the PLURAL "their" refers grammatically to the nearest antecedent which is "four kingdoms" in verse 22. PARAPHRASE ACCORDING TO COMBINING THE EXPLANATION GIVEN TO DANIEL WITH THE VISION: Therefore the he goat [FIRST GREEK KING -v. 21) waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up [OUT OF THE NATION OF GREECE - v.22] four notable ones [/COLOR][FOUR GREEK GENERALS - v. 22] toward the four winds of heaven [FOUR GREEK KINGDOMS - NORTH, SOUTH, EAST and WESTERN division of "THE NATION" - v. 22] 9 And out of one of them [FOUR GREEK KINGDOMS] came forth a little horn, [A FIERCE KING - v. 23] which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land [THE NORTHERN GREEK KINGDOM and its king]. QUESTION: 1. do the words "out of" in verse 9 mean "out of" and does the words "out of ONE OF THEM" in verse 9 mean "out of ONE OF THEM"? If these words mean what they say then the little horn arose "OUT OF one of them" the four kingdoms under the four generals of Alexander the Great. Since Rome did not arise "out of" the Grecian kingdom then he cannot be the "little horn" in Daniel 7. 2. The "little horn" in Daniel seven arises out of TEN ROMAN KINGDOMS but the little horn of Daniel 8 rises "out of" FOUR GRECIAN KINGDOMS: Daniel 7:24 - And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; Daniel 8:9 for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, CONCLUSION based upon self-explanation of Biblical text. (1) The little horn of Daniel 8:8-9 is a GRECIAN KING - Antiochus Epiphanes used as a type of the coming antichrist in the fourth kingdom; (2) The little horn of Daniel 7 is the antichrist at the end of the age.