His kingdom, together with ancient egypt and the median empire. In this final form of the book of daniel, the four kingdoms identities are all but stated. The authority of the subsequent kingdoms diminishes, though in fact their size increases. This is, nebuchadnezzars gold statue and the fiery furnace. The pure gold symbolized the unique leadership model of babylon and also their overwhelming power. Statue in the book of daniel kindle edition by rose publishing. Do you know how to interpret the four kingdoms of daniel. The babylonian kingdom takes the gold, whereas the medes, persians, and greeks need to content themselves with silver, bronze, and iron respectively.
And most of us know who those kingdoms are, because in daniel 2. Daniel 2 presents these kingdoms from a gentile perspective, while daniel 7. On the kingdom represented by this, see the notes at daniel 2. Two main schools of thought on the four kingdoms of daniel, are. Reading daniel chapters two and seven, as well as revelation and 17 provide a good, overall picture of not only the statue that came into nebuchadnezzars dreams one evening, but what it meant then and what it means now. Daniel interprets the dream 31 as you, o king, were watching, a great statue appeared. All this is found, by the way, in my book daniel, prophet to the nations, available at. Its supposed to be better than the empires that follow it, anyway. The chest arms of silver would be another kingdom that would arise after him that would be inferior to his gold kingdom. The great image that god revealed to nebuchadnezzar in a dream was interpreted by the prophet daniel. Here is an example from the scripturerich statue in the book of daniel regarding the interpretation of king nebuchadnezzars dream.
Like daniel said to nebuchadnezzar, he ie babylon is the head of gold daniel 2. This images head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass. Babylon 612539 bcrepresented by the head of gold 2. Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of nebuchadnezzars dream in daniel, chapter 2. The king saw a gigantic statue made of four metals, from its gold head to its. For the god of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory. What empires did those parts of the statue represent, and what was the historical time frame of those empires. Mar 24, 2014 lower legs and feet of the daniel 2 statue. What does the gold head of the statue in daniel represent.
What is the meaning of nebuchadnezzars dream in daniel 2. The gold symbolized the superior power of babylonia. Why the iron legs on the statue in daniel 2 cannot be the. These are both symbolic representations of the major one world empires that would directly affect the nation of israel babylon, mediapersia, grecia and the final 10 king system led by the antichrist. The purity of the gold represented the kingdom of babylon. That statue had a head made of pure gold, with its chest and arms made of. This image represented the empires that would rise to rule the world and rule over israel until the time of the end all starting with the empire of babylon under nebuchadnezzar, the head of gold. A map of the ancient world provides context for the kingdoms that are represented by the statue segments, and a timeline reveals the rise and fall of kingdoms between 600 bc to ad. Then a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. Daniel continues by identifying the chest of silver as another kingdom which will arise.
The purpose of the book of daniel in the book of daniel the scriptures foretell how the lord will deal with the people of daniel the jews and the gentile nations. Understanding the book of daniel free bible booklets. So we know that babylon is the head of gold and nebuchadnezzar ruled as king in babylon from 605 bc. Daniel 2 the second chapter of the book of daniel tells how daniel interpreted a dream of nebuchadnezzar ii, king of babylon. Daniel 2 tells how daniel interpreted nebuchadnezzars dream, in which god provided an overview of world events in the millennia yet to come. The jewish talmud also identifies the sixth century daniel as its author. Bp03 iron and clay prophecy this is part 2 of prequel to babylon the great. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading statue in the book of daniel. A map of the ancient world provides context for the kingdoms that are represented by the statue segments, and a time line reveals the rise and fall of kingdoms between 600 bc. Gold is the metal of highest value in nebuchadnezzars dream. Daniel explained to the king that the statue represented four successive kingdoms. It was a prophecy that came to nebuchadnezzar in a.
But it was left to the prophet daniel to interpret the dreams meaning. The statue in the book of daniel pamphlet describes the meaning of the head of fine gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, and feet of iron and clay. Statue in the book of daniel kindle edition by rose. Highlights from the book of daniel watchtower online library. Their leader, king nebuchadnezzar was its only ruler. The statue in the book of daniel pamphlet ariel canada. In the book of daniel, what do the four beasts coming out of. Head of the statue daniel 2 the head of the statue, made from fine gold, represented the kingdom of babylonia, which the lord gave king nebuchadnezzar to rule. The astounding courage and deliverance of daniels companions, who refused to worship the image, has inspired the people of god in similar times of trial. What do the four parts of the statue in nebuchadnezzars dream.
Nebuchadnezzar was the second king of the eleventh dynasty of the neobabylonian empire, whose capital was babylon. Daniel 2 gw nebuchadnezzars dream about a statue bible. Archaeological evidence for the bibles book of daniel. May 28, 2010 daniel tells nebuchadnezzer straight out that the head of the statue was babylon nebuchadrezzer and his babylonian empire. End time kingdoms the feet and toes of nebuchadnezzars image. The overall theme of the book of daniel is gods sovereignty over history. This images head was of fine gold the babylonian monarchy had arrived to the height of glory under nebuchadnezzar, see daniel 2. But, then, to contemplate the implications anywhere past the ankles should be most unsettling for us exciting, comforting, hopeinspiring yet good unsettling. Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of. It was a prophecy that came to nebuchadnezzar in a dream. A great and dazzling statue stood before you, and its form was awesome. This section represented the empire of babylon, of which. The account of the golden image which was erected on the plain of dura records nebuchadnezzars reaction to the revelation of chapter 2 in which he was symbolized by the head of gold.
What is it saying about earthly empires and heavenly kingdoms. Its head was made of gold, its chest and arms were silver, and from its waist down to its knees, it was bronze. In the book of enoch the apocalyptist sees mountains of different kinds of. Daniel stated that nebuchadnezzar ii was the king of kings, the head of gold dan. A biblical look into the prophecy of daniel 2 with nebuchadnezzars image and how it relates to. Through a series of dreams and visions and their interpretations daniel is shown an outline of future kingdoms of the world. The book of daniel is one of the most intriguing works in the bible, states the holman illustrated bible dictionary.
The head was of gold, the chest area and arms were of silver, the hips and thighs were made of bronze, the legs were made of iron, and the feet were comprised of part iron and part baked clay. The great image in nebuchadnezzars dream united church of god. The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly. What do the four parts of the statue in nebuchadnezzars. Each succeeding metal is less valuable, but each succeeding metal is stronger, as each empire was more powerful than the last. King nebuchadnezzar had a dream about a great statue with a gold head, a silver chest and arms, a bronze torso and thighs, iron legs, and feet made out of iron and clay. At certain times, god has used dreams to communicate with people. The statue in the book of daniel pamphlet describes meaning of the head of fine gold. May 04, 2016 this image represented the empires that would rise to rule the world and rule over israel until the time of the end all starting with the empire of babylon under nebuchadnezzar, the head of gold. Last time, we learned about the giant statue in daniel 2. Aug 27, 2018 the head was gold, the arms and chest were made of silver.
The bible gives us the interpretation of the head of gold in daniel 2. Daniel 2 tells how daniel interpreted a dream of nebuchadnezzar ii, king of babylon. Oct 07, 2014 bp03 iron and clay prophecy this is part 2 of prequel to babylon the great. One of those people was king nebuchadnezzar of babylon. Lower legs and feet of the daniel 2 statue study grow know.
The book of daniel doesnt make it look that badwe mean, aside from all the getting thrown into furnaces and lions dens. Then daniel reveals to nebuchadnezzar what would happen. Im not answering anymore of these you are obviously not reading it because you would know the answers to the questions if you read the passage. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The king saw a gigantic statue made of four metals, from its gold head to its feet of mingled iron and clay.
The author claims to be a contemporary of nebuchadnezzar, belshazzar, cyrus, and darius the mede 3. You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. A map of the ancient world provides context for the kingdoms that are represented by the statue segments, and a. Later, the lord gave daniel a vision of four beasts which compare to the four kingdoms seen in nebuchadnezzars dream. Selected answer media persia question 11 4 out of 4 points. Jan 03, 2014 most christians whove read the bible or grown up in church have read or been taught about the statue in daniel chapter 2. The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. Thus he constructed a huge gold statue as the representation of the new state religion.1009 204 1117 253 755 563 710 1155 1248 868 448 1149 1269 805 260 464 205 1193 459 52 1175 1347 768 517 612 97 228 849 75 739 1490 658 26 818 1140 801 1416 767 1048