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Title: The Interpretation of the Ten Horns of Daniel 7
Author(s): CARAGOUNIS, C.C.
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 63 Issue: 1 Date: April 1987
Of the features of the fourth beast those of the ten horns and of the little horn have caused endless discussion. While in all fairness to scholars it must be affirmed that this is a baffling problem, few other knotty problems in Daniel have occasioned more arbitrary solutions. It is not possible here to go into the history of interpretation in detail, nor would the mere registration of scholarly opinion be very helpful. I shal concentrate, instead, upon drawing certain interpretative principles and criteria, certain safeguards, to be applied in any attempt at interpretation. It is hoped that these guidelines will eliminate a wide variety of identifications based on loose reasoning and will, if nothing more, at least narrow the possibilities of identification.