Daniel’s 4th Beast Kingdom Part 2

Podcast Notes

Daniel 7:19-20 
19 After this, I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was so unlike to all the others, very fearful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass: which devoured brake in pieces, and stamped the residue under his feet.

20 Also to know of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the others which came up, before whom three fell, and of the horn that had eyes, and of the mouth that spake presumptuous things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. 
Daniel 7:23-25
23 Then he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom in the earth, which shall be unlike to all the kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down and break it in pieces.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten Kings that shall rise: and another shall rise after them, and he shall be unlike to the first, and he shall subdue three Kings,

25 And shall speak words against the most High, and shall consume the Saints of the most High, and think that he may change times and laws, and they shall be given into his hand until a time, and times, and the dividing of time. 
Rev 13:1-7
1 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.

2 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.

3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death, but his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered and followed the beast.

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

5 And there was given unto him a mouth, that spake great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him, to do two and forty months.

6 And he opened his mouth unto blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his Name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the Saints, and to overcome them, and power was given him over every kindred, and tongue, and nation.

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

Daniel’s 3rd Beast Kingdom

“After this, I beheld, and lo, there was another like a leopard, which had upon his back four wings of a fowl: the beast had also four heads, and dominion was given him.”

Daniel 7:6

Alexander the Great’s swift conquests:

Balkan campaign
PersiaAsia MinorBattle of Granicus River
Siege of Halicarnassus
Syria Siege of Issus
Siege of Tyre
EgyptSiege of Gaza
MesopotamiaBattle of Gaugamela
Bactria
Indian campaign
Reference Wars of Alexander the Great

Sudden death of Alexander and the empire divided into 4

  • Sudden death of Alexander the Great at age 32, cause disputed
  • Left behind no successors
  • After 40 years of war, his kingdom into 4 parts by his generals: Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt, the Seleucid empire, the Attalid dynasty of kingdom of Pergamon and Macedon 

Daniel’s 2nd Beast Kingdom

“And behold, another beast which was the second, was like a bear, and stood upon the one side: and he had three ribs in his mouth between his teeth, and they said thus unto him, Arise, and devour much flesh.”

Daniel 7:5 GNV

Cyrus the Great559 – 530 BCDefeated Babylon
Allowed Israelites to return to their land
Darius I524 – 486 BC
Xerxes (Ahasuerus)486 – 465 BCKing in the book of Esther
Artaxerxes464-423 BCAuthorized rebuilding of temple and city walls
Darius III336 – 330 BCDefeated by Alexander the Great in 330 BC
Noteworthy Medo-Persian Kings in chronological order

Daniel’s 1st Beast Kingdom

In the first year of Belshazzar King of Babel, Daniel saw a dream and there were visions in his head, upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and declared the sum of the matter.

Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven strove upon the great sea:

And four great beasts came up from the seas one divers from another.

Daniel 7: 1-3, GNV

The first was as a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the earth, and set upon his feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given him.

Daniel 7:4, GNV