From my studies I would say that the northern kingdom is Egypt and the Southern is Syria. I have been from the book Daniel and the Revelation by Uriah Smith. The book is a wonderful verse by verse explanation of the books of Daniel and Revelation. I have my own personal copy but you can read it online also.
Ellen White has said that this book should be widely distributed to the youth and taught. I would have to agree as it has been a great blessing to me and my personal studies.
“Those who are preparing to enter the ministry, who desire to become successful students of the prophecies, will find Daniel and the Revelation an invaluable help. They need to understand this book. It speaks of past, present, and future, laying out the path so plainly that none need err therein. Those who will diligently study this book will have no relish for the cheap sentiments presented by those who have a burning desire to get out something new and strange to present to the flock of God. The rebuke of God is upon all such teachers. They need that one teach them what is meant by godliness and truth.” ((Ellen G. White, Manuscript Releases Volume one, No. 26. pages 60, 61, "Thoughts on Daniel and the Revelation," MS 174 1899).
I do believe that you transposed those two kings. Since when is Syria south of Egypt? Just wondering. TIC LOL
On a more serious note. Such references in the Bible about the glorious land are a reference to Palestine. The Bible writers, of course, after Abraham, mostly lived in Palestine. So, when they spoke of kings to the north, it would be those kings who approached Palestine from the North or lived to the north of Palesting. In this case, it could be serveral kings, such as Syria, Asyria, or even Babylon.
The reason Babylon is considered to be to the north is becasue when the armies of Babylon came, they came around the "fertile cresent" and approached Palestine from the North. So, even though Babylon is east of Israel, it attacked from the North.
Likewise there is really only one "king" to the south, which is Egypt. Oh, there were the people of Esau and some other tribes, but the only major power was Egypt.
So the Glorious, Holy Land, is Palestine, between the kings of the north and south. Palestine has always been considered as a special gift to the Jews, ever since it was given to Abraham. So, it could not be any other place on earth, to a Jew.
The King of the North is babylon, the King of the South is Egypt. Propheticly, or spiritualy speaking, today in our very day, the King of the North is the papacy and the King of the South is Atheism or the Godless or the World. The Glorious Holy Land is the United States of America.
Probation for the literal Jewish Nation closed at the stoning of Stephen. Israel today are those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Christ Jesus.
The Jews of Jesus age also interpreted the Scriptures literaly and not spiritualy, ie John 3:3 When Jesus says that a man must be born again, observe for yourself how Nicodemus answers.
"The Glorious Holy Land is the United States of America. Probation for the literal Jewish Nation closed at the stoning of Stephen. Israel today are those who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Christ Jesus."
You are right on target!:) You hit it on the head but you came to the wrong conclusion. You said that Israel today are those who "keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ". The "Glorious Land" must be Modern Israel. The USA is not modern Israel, but the Seventh-Day Adventist Church IS Modern Israel. Ancient Israel was the "type". Modern Israel is the "anti-type".
You (Scott Bruce) are correct about the King of the North & the King of the South:)
The "Glorious holy Mountain is Modern Israel", The "Glorious Land" is the USA.
If, according to Daniel 11: 41 "He" meaning the Papacy shall enter into the glorious land, if it meant modern israel, it would mean that God had given up on His remnant Church.
Continuing in the same verse, Edom,Moab and Ammon are part of apostate prodestantism, how then can they be part of Gods remnant church?
The beast of revelation 13:11 is The USA which had two horns, prodestantism and republicanism, started as a Lamb, but then spake as a dragon. in 1989 it reached across the gulf when Ronald Regan shook hands with the pope in an holy alliance against atheistic Soviet Union devising its downfall....at this stage in time prophecy is fullfilled "The papacy entered into the glorious land.
Now you (DMJ), my brother and freind are corrected... :)
Before we can correctly identify the Glorious Land, we must understand who the King of the North & the King of the South is. We must understand that we are dealing with spiritual entities (not geographical entities).
...The King of the North & The King of the South are spiritual entities (not physical geographical areas). Sis. White tells us that the King of the South is the teachings that came out of the French Revolution (France). The King of the South is Atheism/Communism that came from the French Revolution. It is that same teaching that is the King of the South. This teaching is a spiritual entity that is attacking Gods Word. The King of the North is Papal Rome---the Papacy. These are all spiritual entities, so the "Glorious Land" must also be a spiritual entity, and not a physical/geographical entity.
...One thing we must remember is that the King of the North is a spiritual entity, the King of the South is a spiritual entity, and the Glorious Land is a spiritual entity. This cycle/pattern must not be broken or the pieces of the puzzle will not fit. All three must either be geographical or spiritual. And I believe they are definitely spiritual entities.
Ok....the glorious land was where Gods people dwelled. They dwelled in the land of Israel. But the question we are trying to answer is where does Gods people dwell today? Where is the glorious land today?
The USA is NOT the Glorious Land because Gods people are world-wide. The USA is not the only place where you will find Gods people at. You will find Gods people all over the world. It is a world-wide entity, because the King of the Nort & the King of the South are world-wide entities. So the Glorious Land must also be a world-wide entity. And they are all spiritual entities. The USA is not a spiritual entity. It is a physical geographical nation. The Glorious Land is Modern Spiritual Israel. So who is Modern Spiritual Israel???
...we must follow type & anti-type in prophecy. So if Israel (Jerusalem) was the Glorious Land in the type, then Modern Israel is the anti-type. Who is Modern Israel??? Modern Israel is the SDA church. Papal Rome has enetered into the Glorious Land (SDA church). Whenever a country enters and conquers a territory, the winning country raises its flag. In 1995, Papal Rome (the King of the North) entered the Glorious Land (SDA Church) and raised its flag. In 1995 the SDA Church changed its logo from the 3 Angels to the ecumenical logo that we now have. The logo we now have is from the Vatican. All of the other churches/denominations have the same logo in different forms. All denominations have the open Bible, cross, and burning flame. Jesuits have infiltrated the church. Jesuits are from Rome, which is the King of the North. The SDA Church is the Glorious Land.
The King of the North is a spiritual entity (The Papacy). The King of the South is also a spiritual entity (Atheism, Communism, Humanism, Illuminism, etc.). It is fitting that the Glorious Land must also be a spiritual entity. The USA (America) does not fit as a piece to the puzzle. The USA is not a spiritual entity. Gods Church is a spiritual entity. Gods remnant church fits the piece of the puzzle in this prophecy of Daniel 11. The Glorious Land in the Bible was Israel, and so the Glorious Land today is Modern Spiritual Israel, which is Gods Church-the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. When studying prophecy we must use type & anti-type. The King of the North has indeed entered in the Glorious Land. (Dan. 11:40-41)