[b-hebrew] Four Beasts in Daniel
yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 11:48:51 EDT 2006
On 9/11/06, Shoshanna Walker wrote:
> No these are not the 4 beasts.
> They are
> 1. The lion: Babylonian empire
> 2. The bear: The Persian empire (the three ribs symbolized Cyrus,
> Achashverosh, and Darius - Rashi)
> 3. The leopard: The Greek empire (the four heads allude to the
> four generals who divided the empire after Alexander's death -
> 4. The Roman empire, considered to be the current exile.
A comparison of conservative Christian vs. liberal Christian views
of the empires is at:
An article that discusses the four empires and tries to place them
in a wider Near Eastern context is at:
Stephen's post referred to:
> Four beasts - Strongs 2423 awyx Cheyva' (Aramaic) (khay-vaw');
> 1. The Orient: ie.. China, India, Phillipines, Vietnam, etc..
> 2. Slavoc: ie.. Russia, Yugoslavia, Checklaslovakia, etc..
> 3. Roman: ie.. Rome, Germany, France, Britian, Australia, Canada,
> America, Israel, UN, etc..
> 4. Middle east: ie.. Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Saudi, etc..
What is the above based on?
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