New Defender's Study Bible Notes
11:43 precious things of Egypt. The control of the king over the riches of Egypt confirms that, in the context of these end-times, the “king of the south” (Daniel 11:40) involves more than Egypt.
11:43 Ethiopians. Libya and Ethiopia seem to be associated with Egypt during this climactic seven-year period of the end-times. This may suggest that other African and Moslem nations also associated together comprise “the king of the south” along with Egypt, Libya and Ethiopia. The latter two were affiliated with the Gog-Russian confederacy (Ezekiel 38) which will have been recently decimated in its attempted invasion of Israel. Evidently the remnants of their armies, combined with Egypt and other Muslims, will unite to oppose the Beast-king, possibly because of his seven-year treaty with Israel. Nevertheless, they will be defeated.