Daniel 8–Focus on a Key Individual

Daniel 7 repeats the same series of six kingdoms as Daniel 2, but uses different figures to represent them. However, Daniel 8 focuses only on the 3rd through the 6th of those kingdoms. Daniel’s prophetic revelation highlights Antiochus Epiphanes as the historico-prophetic springboard. The prophecies pertaining to Antiochus Epiphanes act as an introduction to the person known elsewhere as “the man of sin” (or, “man of lawlessness”) in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, 8 and Revelation 13:5–6.

Daniel 8 Chart


See, also, “The Structure of Daniel’s Prophecies”