[b-hebrew] Seperating the beasts

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 13:12:06 EDT 2006


Look at the context of Daniel 7:17; from the context we see that the
four beasts in that verse is the same as for the rest of the chapter.
He is just using "king" as a synonym for "kingdom" and  "from the
earth" for "from the sea" in Daniel 7:3. Verses 15 to the end of the
chapter are an interpretation of the vision given in the first half of
the chapter.

In Daniel 7:11 again context; there is no fifth beast listed, rather
the context points to the fourth beast that the horn is part of.

The structure of the vision shows four beasts, one after another,
coming up out of the sea, until thrones are set up and the ancient of
days comes, then the attention goes back to the beast and what
happened to it.

Context, context, context!

Karl W. Randolph.

On 9/10/06, John B. Senterfitt <millenia05 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I agree with Shoshanna, the beasts referred only to the kingdoms as
> political entities only, not the individual kings.
> The king or a line of kings was a horn on the beast. I don't remember
> a single case where a beast, at least in Daniel, that an individual
> king was typified by a beast of his own. Can anyone think of any
> exceptions?
> Karl W. Randolph.
> Karl
> I do so agree with what you say here! No where does it say to this effect: King "so and so" is a beast.
> But in effect it does say in Daniel 7:17 that there to be
> four beasts which are to be Kings.
> KJV Daniel 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
> Now true to what you said they do not have names yet, but you can rest assured they will when this prophecy is fully fulfilled.
> And for my peace of mind, I do wish you would convince me that Daniel 7:11 does not apply to Satan
> being confined to the pit.
> KJV Daniel 7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
> And I know that no where does it specifically say: Here is another name, beast to be used for satan.
> John B. Senterfitt

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