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Dream of Daniel Explained Historically


Decoding The Book Of Daniel Series - Walter Veith



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Daniel 2
King James Version (KJV)
1And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.
2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live forever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation.
5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
6 But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.
7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.
8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.
9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof.
10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.
11 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.
12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon:
15 He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.
16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.
17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:
18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter.
24 Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation.
25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation.
26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof?
27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;
28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;
29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.
30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible.
32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay.
34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.
35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.
37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.
39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.
41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him.
47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.
49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.

Daniel 7
King James Version (KJV)
1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.
2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
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.
12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all 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 arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.


The historical meaning of Daniels dream from Daniel chapter 2 is linked together with chapter 7 and also with the Book of Revelation. We can prove historically how incredibly accurate the prophet Daniel was concerning history. The Bible is a living book and the words of Daniel speak even now.

Dream of Daniel Terms
Body part Metal Nation Beast Time period Bible Verse
1st Beast Exalts Human above the Devine
Head Gold Babylon Lion 605-539 B.C. Daniel 7:4 & Jeremiah 4:7

3 Major Wars involved = 3 ribs
Chest Silver Medo-Persia Bear 539-331 B.C. Daniel 7:5

Alexander the Great was the leopard he had 4 commanders
Cassander, Lysimachus, Ptolemy and Seleuces
Hips Bronze Greece Leopard 4 wings and 4 heads 331-168 B.C. Daniel 7:6

Iron legions of Rome
Divides into 10 Kingdoms (Horns) controlled by one head.
2 Legs = Iron = Roman = Dreadful and Terrible 10 horns 1 head 168-476 B.C. Later divides into 10 Nations at the toes.

1st Leg = Western Empire {Roman Catholic Areas = Antichrist(Papacy)}
2nd Leg = Byzantine Empire {Current Islamic Areas = False Prophet(Islam)}
2 Legs Iron Roman Dreadful and Terrible 10 horns 1 head 168-476 B.C. Daniel 7:7


The 1 head is Rome and the original 10 Horns are controlled kingdoms

    The 10 horns of revelation are the 10 toes of Daniel
  1. Alamanni = Germans
  2. Burgundian = Swiss
  3. Franks = French
  4. Lombard’s = Italians
  5. Saxons = English
  6. Suevi = Portuguese
  7. Visigoths = Spanish
  8. Heruli = Italy removed A.D. 493 - Now extinct
  9. Vandals = North Africa removed A.D. 534 - Now extinct
  10. Ostrogoth’s removed A.D. 538 - Now extinct

  11. 10 Toes are the 10 Nations with a portion of Bronze. Meaning they also have some Greek Philosophy

2 Feet = Iron and Clay some strong nations which are linked with others who are weak and current world condition until the 2nd Coming.



Using Daniel as a template, we can start with Babylon and count from the time of the events portrayed in Revelation 17:

Revelation 17
10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.
11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.
13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.

    5 have fallen:
  1. Babylon
  2. Medo-Persian
  3. Greece
  4. Rome
  5. Papacy (religious-political powers)

What does the Bible say? Now we can put this all together.

Revelation 13:2
"And the beast [papal Rome] which I saw was like unto a leopard [Greece], and his feet were as the feet of a bear [Medo-Persia], and his mouth as the mouth of a lion [Babylon]: and the dragon [Satan] gave him [the Papacy] his power, and his seat [cathedral, St. John Lateran], and great authority."

One is:
The seemingly wounded papacy (is not period begins 1798 - yet is hidden period and ends with the rebirth of papacy in 1929) - This is the time during which the papacy seemed to have a fatal wound. Behind the scenes they were ruling the world using the Freemasons and Secret Societies.

  • 21 Feb. 1798 Pope Pius VI is dethroned by Napoleon. His ring was torn from his finger and he died in exile. The Papacy received seemingly a mortal wound.
  • December 1804 Pope Pius VII witnesses Napoleon crown himself Emperor.

One Is Not yet come:
Image of the Beast (Religious-political confederacy under the lamb like beast)
The papacy was at this time running things covertly using the Secret Societies, Freemasons and Zionists all controlled by the Jesuits in Rome. Arising from the bottomless pit Revelation 11 and the doctrines from the pit of Hell.

  • 1798 - Mortal Wound when Catholic Papal system ended by Napoleon
  • 1858 - Dogma of Immaculate Conception
  • 1870 - Infallibility
  • 1929 - "Sovereign Ruler of the World" Catholic Papal system restored
  • 1951 - Assumption of Mary
  • Current - Mary, advocate, mediator and co-redeemer Look at Revelation 17:9

The eighth:(is of the Seven)
NWO - Final world Confederacy under the papacy and Antichrist identified as the Roman Catholic Papacy.


Currently identifying the 10 horns:

"On September 17, 1973, the Club of Rome published a special, highly confidential report called the "Regionalized and Adaptive Modal of the Global World System", which was sent to the power elite to be implemented. This document reveals that the Club has divided the world into 10 political/economic regions, which it refers to as "kingdoms" a designation that tracks eerily with the terminology used in the Book of Revelation, Chapter 13:1-2. In 1974 the authors of the report, Milraljo Mesarovic and Edward Pestel published their findings in a book "Mankind at the Turning Point". However, in this book, which is intended for public consumption, they have dropped the word "kingdom"."
Source: En Route to Global Occupation, Gary Kah Huntington House Publishers, p. 193-195, 1992.

    The 10 Kingdoms according to The Club of Rome
  1. Canada and The United States
  2. European Union - Western Europe
  3. Japan
  4. Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Israel and Pacific Islands
  5. Eastern Europe
  6. Latin America - Mexico, Central America and South America
  7. North Africa and Middle East (Muslims)
  8. Central Africa
  9. South and South-east Asia
  10. Central Asia

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