5. He was to "think to change times and laws." This is plainly expressive of a will on his part, to change political or spiritual policy,or both. The fact of the horn being a spiritual power, inclines us to the opinion that the laws and times given to it were of a spiritual nature, rather than political. 6. The " times and laws were given into its hand." This implies that it received control over times and laws, from some established authority that controlled them. It therefore appears that the little horn was really an inferior power, to the beast, or empire, a sub-controller of delegated authority, and was not possessed of original and sovereign jurisdiction. As it arose before the other ten horns did, it must have received its power while the fourth kingdom was yet entire. 7.It was to"wear out the saints." The term saints, in the Old Testament, is synonymous with Christians in theNew. It is remarkable ,that in all Daniel's prophecies of the latter day, he never mentions the name of Israel or Judah, or any thing about Jews after the destructionofJerusalem. Thewearingoutofthesaints implies general persecuted condition ; hence, the little horn was a persecuting ecclesiastical power. 8. The period or epoch of the giving of the " times and laws " into his hand is not stated in the text, and is left to be ascertained by the facts. Of course as each point in the miniature description of the prophet, em braces a large and emphatic epoch or characteristic in the realization of his prediction, the epoch of giving times and laws into the hands of the spiritual will be by no means an obscure or minute one. Those who look to small matters in detail, will never find a realization ; for " no prophecy is of any private (or obscure) interpretation," or applies to obscure events. 9. The length of the era during which these laws and times were to be under control of the horn, is said to be "time, times, and the dividing of a time," or three and a half times ; or just half a week of years, or of years of years, for twice three and a half make seven times or years. This is a Hebrew expression of the exact length of time the littlehorn was to have "domin ion " over the laws, and times, and Christians.