(a) He notes this third year, because at this time the building of the temple began to be hindered by Cambyses, Cyrus's son, when the father made war in Asia minor against the Scythians, which was discouraging to the godly, and fearful to Daniel.
(b) Which is to declare that the godly should not hasten too much, but patiently abide the fulfilment of God's promise.
(c) Called Abib, which contains part of March, and part of April.
(d) Being carried by the Spirit of prophecy so that he could see the river Tigris.
(e) This was the angel of God, who was sent to assure Daniel in this prophecy that follows.
(f) So that because of fear he was like a dead man because of his deformity.
(g) Which declares that when we are struck down with the majesty of God we cannot rise, unless he also lifts us up with his hand, which is his power.
(h) Meaning Cambyses, who reigned in his father's absence, and did not only for this time hinder the building of the temple, but would have further raged, if God had not sent me to resist him: and therefore I have stayed for the profit of the Church.
(i) Even though God could by one angel destroy all the world, yet to assure his children of his love he sends forth double power, even Michael, that is, Christ Jesus the head of angels.
(k) For even though the Prophet Daniel would end and cease, yet his doctrine would continue until the coming of Christ, for the comfort of his Church.
(l) This was the same angel that spoke with him before in the appearance of a man.
(m) I was overcome with fear and sorrow, when I saw the vision.
(n) He declares by this that God would be merciful to the people of Israel.
(o) Which declares that when God smites his children down, he does not immediately lift them up at once (for now the Angel had touched him twice), but by little and little.
(p) Meaning that he would not only himself bridle the rage of Cambyses, but also the other kings of Persia by Alexander the King of Macedonia.
(q) For this angel was appointed for the defence of the Church under Christ, who is the head of it.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Daniel 10". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://beta.studylight.org/
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