Daniel’s 4th Beast Kingdom Part 1

Colosseum, Flavian Amphitheater

  • Took 8 years to build, started in 72 AD by Emperor Vespasian
  • Financed by spoils of war of destroying Jerusalem in 70 AD
  • 80 entrances and can seat 50,000 spectators
  • Free admission and free food on festive occasions
  • First games held in 80 AD under Emperor Titus for 100 days straight
  • Underground trap doors, passages and snazzy stage effects
  • Animals displays, chariot racing, executions and tortures, gladiator fights
  • Estimated 400,000 humans and 1,000,000 animals killed over 390 years

“After this, I saw in the visions by night, and behold, the fourth beast was fearful and terrible and very strong. It had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue under his feet: and it was unlike to the beasts that were before it: for it had ten horns.”

Daniel 7:7

“And I saw a beast rise out of the sea, having seven heads, and ten horns, and upon his horns were ten crowns, and upon his head the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet like a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power and his throne, and great authority.”

Rev 13:1-2

“Here is the mind that hath wisdom, The seven heads are seven mountains, whereon the woman sitteth: they are also seven Kings. Five are fallen, and one is, and another is not yet come: and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.”

Rev 17:9-10

Roman emperors during Bible times

DatesEmperorBible eventsRef.
30 BC-40 ADAugustusBirth of JesusLuke 2:1
14-37 ADTiberiusMinistry & Death of Jesus
Christianity declared an illegal religion, a crime under Roman law
Luke 3:1
37-41 AD Caligula
41-54 ADClaudius Peter imprisoned & miraculous escape
James beheaded by Herod Agrippa I
Jews expelled from Rome
Act 12:2
Acts 18:2
54-68 ADNeroChristians blamed for Great Fire in Rome
Trial of Paul
Paul beheaded & Peter crucified 66AD
Acts 25:10
81-96 ADDomitianJohn exiled to Patmos where he wrote RevelationsRev 1:9

“And that woman which thou sawest, is that great city which reigned over the kings of the earth.”

Rev 17:18

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