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This page has tables summarizing the history, numbers, and symbols in Daniel and Revelation. Detailed explanations are elsewhere. See also the quick overview, caution and interpretation pages.

1. History:

Daniel and Revelation both contain visions of the future from a Bible perspective. A very important event from our modern perspective is that the final triumph of the Kingdom of God begins in 1830. This helps us identify the kingdom of God from the many counterfeits. According to both Daniel and Revelation, the members of this kingdom are called saints and are soon to inherit the world.

The History of Western Civilization

  Babylon Persia Greece (Alexander and his four successors) Rome (and the Messiah) Kingdoms after Rome Dark Ages Restoration Second Coming
Daniel 2 head of gold breast and arms of silver belly & thighs of bronze legs of iron feet of iron mixed with clay stone cut without hands stone fills the earth
Daniel 7 lion with eagle's wings bear leopard with four heads dreadful & terrible beast 10 horns; little horn wears out saints and subdues 3 of the 10 saints given into his hand for 1260 "days" little horn is consumed and destroyed until... the kingdoms are given to the saints
Daniel 8 ram goat with a great horn, which breaks into 4 horns; from the small one comes a horn that waxes great to the south and east little horn casts the stars (saints) to the ground the little horn practices and prospers the sanctuary is cleansed the horn is broken without hand
Daniel 9 457 BC: command to restore Jerusalem 26-33: Messiah confirms the covenant;
30: ends blood sacrifice;
30-70: overspreading abominations;
70: desolation of Jerusalem (more detail in Mathew 24)
Daniel 10-12 (speculation) 4 kings in Persia mighty king - kingdom divided into 4 "the robbers of thy people" (and the prince of the covenant) indignation against the holy covenant speaks against the holy covenant, prospers until a set time many of the spiritually dead awake; the wise turn many to righteousness the end of days
Revelation 13-14+ the beast beast makes war with the saints beast has power for 42 "months" & overcomes the saints angel preaches the gospel; harvest of the earth great signs, Second Coming

2. The numbers:

1260 "days"
(42 "months", 3 1/2 "times")
The church in the wilderness; Satan has power over the church; the church given to the gentiles. AD 570 - 1830.
1290 "days" The time from the ending of Israel's continuous state (the fall of Israel, 721 BC) to the beginning of the 1260 "day" period. (Note: there is no "year zero" between 1BC and AD1.)
1335 "days" How long you have to wait from the start of the 1260 "days" until the church enters a "blessed" period.
70 "weeks" or "sevens" (490 "days") The time from the decree to restore Jerusalem (457 BC) until the Messiah completes his work.
2300 "days" The time from when Persia left the story (457 BC) until the rites of the church were completely "restored".
666 Fulfilled by various names of Rome. Also, in the year AD 666, the Roman church realized it had victory over the isles of the sea.

3. The symbols.

DANIEL REVELATION MOST LIKELY MEANING
2 7 8 11 (guesses)
Gold Lion

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- Rome Babylonian empire
Silver Bear Ram verse 2; king of the south

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Media/Persia. (& southern region)
Bronze Leopard Goat verses 2-4; king of south to verse 14

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Greece
Iron Fierce beast

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verse 14; king of north up to verse 31 Beast from sea Western civilization (leviathans)
Iron & Clay, 10 toes Ten horns

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verses 26-27? Ten horns on the beast Remains of Rome
Stone Saints Saints 12:1 (and 11:6?) Woman; 144000 Church

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Little horn that grew Little horn that grew "King of north" in later verses The beast (in later verses) Europe

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Ancient of Days Michael your prince - Michael Adam
- - Prince of princes   Dragon Satan

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Son of man - Prince of the covenant The Lord Jesus

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Continuous state verse 31 Woman (church) is free Church continuity

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Abomination (or transgression) that makes desolate verse 31 The cup of the whore (17:4-5) Sins that lead to destruction

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Babylon; the whore The city

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Second beast / false prophet The Renaissance World
- The number of the "Beast". Identifies Rome when apostasy is complete

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The mark of the beast Status symbols



3. The history.

 

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