Beast, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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This “Beast” is the “little horn” of Daniel 7:24-26 and “desolator” of Daniel 9:27 the “abomination of desolation” of Matthew 24:15 the “man of sin” of 2 Thessalonians 2:4-8 earth’s last and most awful tyrant, Satan’s fell instrument of wrath and hatred against God and the Jewish saints. He is, perhaps, identical with the rider on the white horse of Revelation 6:2 who begins by the peaceful conquest of three of the ten kingdoms into which the former Roman empire will then be divided, but who soon establishes the ecclesiastical and governmental tyranny described in Dan. 7., 9., 11.; Re 13. To him Satan gives the power which he offered to Christ. ; Matthew 4:8,9; Revelation 13:4. See “The great tribulation,” Psalms 2:5.

Revelation 19:20

And the beast was taken, and with him the that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the , and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Daniel 7:24-26

24 And the out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall three kings.

25 And he shall speak great words against the , and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change : and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the .

26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his , to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

Daniel 9:27

And he shall confirm the with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the to cease, and for the overspreading of he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Matthew 24:15

When ye therefore shall see the , spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

2 Thessalonians 2:4-8

4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called , or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

5 ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?

6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.

7 For the doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the , and shall destroy with the of his coming:

Revelation 6:2

And I saw, and behold a : and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth , and to conquer.

Matthew 4:8-9

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the of the world, and the glory of them;

9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and me.

Revelation 13:4

And they the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?


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